Chapter 4: Oxygen Saturation

Finding the Error Activity 1: Pulse Oximetry

Now you have an opportunity to find errors in measurement techniques. The first activity involves watching a short film clip. Check it out!

What error in technique is this healthcare provider making while measuring oxygen saturation in Film clip 4.1?

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Film clip 4.1 Oxygen saturation taken incorrectly

Go to the next page for information about the correct technique for measuring oxygen saturation.


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