The Global Oximetry Initiative

Authors

  • G. M. M. Thoms,

    1.  GO Committee Chairman, & Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, UK
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  • G. A. McHugh,

    1.  Research Fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, Coupland Building III, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9 PL, UK
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  • E. O'Sullivan

    1.  GO Committee Member representing AAGBI and Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, St James' Hospital, James' Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
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G. M. M. Thoms
E-mail: gavin.thoms@cmmc.nhs.uk

Summary

Global Oximetry (GO) is an initiative launched recently in Uganda, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. The overall aims are to promote oximetry utilisation and reduce oximetry costs in lower income countries. Research objectives include studying the feasibility of cost reduction; overcoming non-cost barriers to global oximetry including issues of prioritisation; education and guidelines; servicing and access to parts. Promotional objectives include creating new policy, influencing oximetry design, and setting new global standards for safer monitoring.

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