EMS Tips

Pulse Oximetry Assessment Tips (#31daysofCE)

You should be able to tell from the doorway if your patient needs oxygen. Simply gauge their rate and effort of breathing. I don’t think you need a “room air” pulse ox to confirm if the patient needs oxygen. If a patient really needs oxygen because they have: tachypnea bradypnea pallor cyanosis intercostal muscle retractions […]