Use of Pulse Oximetry in care homes
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Pulse oximetry is often called the 'fifth vital sign'. Along with frequency of the patient’s breath, temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure it can give an indication how ill a person is and whether they might need admission to hospital. This screencast explains what pulse oximetry is and how to use it in care homes, including step by step instructions.
This screencast was developed by RCGP Learning.