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Titre du document / Document title

Knowledge about pulse oximetry among medical and nursing staff

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

STONEHAM M. D. ; SAVILLE G. M. ; WILSON I. H. ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

Royal Devon Exeter hosp., dep. anaesthetics, Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI

Résumé / Abstract

Although pulse oximeters are increasingly used to monitor patients on medical and surgical wards, staff seem to receive no specific training in the operation of these devices. We investigated the knowledge of junior doctors and nursing staff about pulse oximetry as used on seriously ill patients in a District General Hospital in Exeter, UK. 30 medical or surgical preregistration house officers or senior house officers and 30 staff nurses answered a structured questionnaire. Questions were asked about the theory behind pulse oximetry, factors affecting readings, «normal» values in various patients, values in hypothetical clinical situations, and what training subjects had received

Revue / Journal Title

Lancet    ISSN  0140-6736   CODEN LANCAO 

Source / Source

1994, vol. 344, no8933, pp. 1339-1342 (17 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1823) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Exploration

;

Human

;

Pulse oxymetry

;

Inquiry

;

Knowledge

;

Nurse

;

Physician

;

Respiratory system

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Exploration

;

Homme

;

Oxymétrie pouls

;

Enquête

;

Connaissance

;

Infirmier

;

Médecin

;

Appareil respiratoire

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Exploración

;

Hombre

;

Oximetría pulsación

;

Encuesta

;

Conocimiento

;

Enfermero

;

Médico

;

Aparato respiratorio

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5004, 35400004250974.0080

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 3335257



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