Biomedical technology

Initiative reduces off-label pulse oximeter placement

The critical care team at UCHealth in Colorado reduced the off-label placement of pulse oximetry sensors from 15% to less than 1%, according to an article published in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ventilator-free days comparable with lower, higher SpO₂ target

The number of ventilator-free days does not differ for critically ill adults receiving mechanical ventilation with a lower, intermediate, or higher target for oxygen saturation, according to a study published online Oct. ...

Biomedical technology

Forehead thermometers may miss fevers in black patients

Thermometers that read body temperature via the forehead have become a common sight throughout the pandemic, but whether they always spot a fever may depend on the color of someone's skin.

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