10. Low Oxygen Saturation and Oxygen Therapy

  1. David Vaughan,
  2. Neville Robinson,
  3. Nuala Lucas and
  4. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch10

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

How to Cite

Vaughan, D., Robinson, N., Lucas, N. and Arulkumaran, S. (2010) Low Oxygen Saturation and Oxygen Therapy, in Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323948.ch10

Author Information

  1. Harrow and London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178211

Online ISBN: 9781444323948

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Keywords:

  • low oxygen saturation - and oxygen therapy;
  • oxygen dissociation curve, sigmoid shaped - oxygen saturation of patient, above 90%;
  • oximetry, unreliable - excessive patient movement, venous congestion;
  • low oxygen saturation causes - and pulse oximetry;
  • low saturation cause - partial airway obstruction in semi-conscious patient;
  • respiratory system support - and oxygen therapy;
  • airway opening manoeuvers - in jaw thrust;
  • treatment principles, improving oxygenation in hypoxic patient;
  • Hudson or MC face mask;
  • high airflow oxygen enrichment (HAFOE) principle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Treatment of hypoxia

  • Oxygen therapy