Oxygen partial pressure, saturation of haemoglobin and inspired oxygen

You will notice that throughout the Advanced Interpretation Algorithm, we didn’t explore the interpretation of oxygen levels in much detail. The interpretation of PaO2 is almost a separate interpretation to the acid-base balance; is the acid-base balance normal, and is the oxygen normal? In this video, Laura discusses the various considerations when interpreting a patient’s oxygen level, including the PaO2, SaO2 and SpO2.

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