What is the role of pulse oximetry in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: Paul Kleinschmidt, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Pulse oximetry does not offer as much information as ABG analysis. When combined with clinical observation, this test can be a powerful tool for instant feedback on the patient's status.


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