Chapter 4: Oxygen Saturation

Test Yourself: List in the Correct Order

List the steps below in the correct order. Write your list on a piece of paper.

  • turn oximeter on
  • remove client nail polish
  • clean oximeter probe with alcohol swab
  • take radial pulse (30 seconds if regular and one minute if irregular)
  • ensure radial pulse is aligned with pulse displayed on the oximeter
  • clip or tape probe onto a client’s finger
  • report or document findings


Go to the next page to see the correct order of steps for these techniques.



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