The use of pulse oximetry in dentistry

Gandy, Stephen R.
September 1995
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Sep95, Vol. 126 Issue 9, p1274
Academic Journal
Describes the principles and use of pulse oximetry, a way of measuring patients' vital signs, to help prevent hypoxia in dental patients. Pulse oximetry as a non-invasive, immediate and continuously available means of monitoring arterial blood saturation; Pulse oximetry providing the information clinicians need to diagnose and treat life-threatening problems with greater efficiency.


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