All publications of “Claudia Laselva”

1 results

Adjustment of oxygen use by means of pulse oximetry: an important tool for patient safety

Telma de Almeida Busch Mendes, Paola Bruno de Araújo Andreoli, Leny Vieira Cavalheiro, Claudia Talerman, Claudia Laselva

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1377

ABSTRACT Objective: To assess patient’s level of oxygenation by means of pulse oximetry, avoiding hypoxia (that causes rapid and severe damage), hyperoxia, and waste. Methods: Calculations were made with a 7% margin of error and a 95% confidence interval. Physical therapists were instructed to check pulse oximetry of all patients with prescriptions for physical therapy, observing the scheduled number of procedures. Results: A total of 129 patients were evaluated. Hyperoxia predominated in the sectors in which the patient was constantly […]