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Title: Target oxygen saturation range: 92-96% versus 94-98
Austin Authors: Beasley, Richard W;Chien, Jimmy;Douglas, James;Eastlake, Leonie;Farah, Claude;King, Gregory;Moore, Rosemary P ;Pilcher, Janine;Richards, Michael;Smith, Sheree;Walters, Haydn
Affiliation: Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Capital Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand
Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, Westmead Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Concord Hospital, Macquarie University and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
CRE for Chronic Respiratory Disease, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2016 2016-09-01
Publication information: Respirology 2016; online first: 1 September
Abstract: This scientific letter considers the rationale for the target oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2 ) range of 92-96% for oxygen therapy in adult patients without COPD or other conditions associated with chronic respiratory failure, recommended by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, in contrast to the 94-98% target range recommended by the British Thoracic Society. We conclude from the available evidence that the SpO2 target of 92-96% may be preferable to 94-98%.
DOI: 10.1111/resp.12879
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Oxygen inhalation therapy
Target oxygen saturation range
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