Accuracy of SpO2 Measurements by Placing Probes on Newborns’ Wrist and Ankle

Background: Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive technique of measuring oxygenation of the blood that is used worldwide to assess critically ill patients. The accuracy of pulse oximetry reading may be related to the site of pulse oximeter probe placement; but this may be difficult in sick neonates. In neonates, palm and sole are commonly used site for probe placement.

 

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