Target oxygen saturation range: 92-96% versus 94-98%

Richard Beasley*, Jimmy Chien, James Douglas, Leonie Eastlake, Claude Farah, Gregory King, Rosemary Moore, Janine Pilcher, Michael Richards, Sheree Smith, Haydn Walters

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Abstract

This scientific letter considers the rationale for the target oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry (SpO₂) range of 92–96% for oxygen therapy in adult patients without COPD or other conditions associated with chronic respiratory failure, recommended by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, in contrast to the 94–98% target range recommended by the British Thoracic Society. We conclude from the available evidence that the SpO₂ target of 92–96% may be preferable to 94–98%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • adult
  • guideline
  • oxygen
  • oxygen inhalation therapy
  • target oxygen saturation range

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