Monday, May 27, 2024

CHECKING AND RECORDING OF OXYGEN SATURATION (SPO2)

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Pulse oximeter
  2. Dry cotton wool in a gallipot
  3. Observation chart
  4. Pen

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport with patient (Refer to steps)
  2. Explain procedure to patient (Refer to steps)
  3. Press the start knob to check if the device is functioning
  4. Prepare and send tray to patient’s bedside
  5. Assist patient into an appropriate position
  6. Perform hand hygiene
  7. Examine the sites for capillary refill and coldness
  8. Clean the site with a dry swab
  9. Warm the sites if the area is cold by either rubbing or applying warm compress
  10. Place the device on either the finger, toe or earlobe
  11. Record findings on the oximeter on the observation chart (manual or electronic)
  12. Remove the device
  13. Discuss findings with patient and appropriate officer