Pulse Oximetry. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2221652
  • Book
  • 182 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Pulse Oximetry is one of the fundamental monitoring techniques in anaesthesia, a truly non–invasive way of checking the patient s oxygenation and blood circulation.

This comprehensive guide describes the principles of Pulse Oximetry, general and specific applications and the limitations of the technique. Written by a leading recognized expert in the field this edition contains a new chapter on high altitude flying and full revisions throughout. The author explores clinical applications in: Emergency medicine, anaesthesia, postoperative recovery, endoscopy, dentistry sleep studies, neonatal medicine.

Authoritative yet clear, Pulse Oximetry is an essential text for anaesthetists, trainees, critical care staff and nurses.

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History of oxygen saturation monitoring.

Optical principles.

How pulse oximetry works.



Physiology of oxygen transport.

Pulse oximetry at high altitude.

General clinical applications.

Specific clinical applications.

Emergency medicine.


Postoperative recovery.


Dentistry and oral surgery.

Sleep apnoea.

Neonatal pulse oximetry.

Limitations and morbidity.


Fetal pulse oximetry.


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From reviews of the first edition:

an excellent review of an expanding subject it should be found on the shelves of all medical libraries." Journal of The British Association of Immediate Care

" will be invaluable in the operating theatres, intensive care and neonatal units." –– Hospital Doctor

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