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Pulse oximetry in primary care

Pulse oximetry in primary care

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1.00 hour

Published

July 11, 2016

Updated

July 15, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Anita Sharma provides an overview of the use of pulse oximetry in general practice. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include indications for pulse oximetry and interpretation of results.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals will be better able to:
  • Understand the place of pulse oximetry in primary care, including its uses and limitations
  • Understand chronic hypoxaemia and normal SpO2 values for patients with COPD
  • Understand when to admit patients based on their oxygen saturation level
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Anita Sharma
    GP and GP member of NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee
    Oldham
    UK

    Dr Shalini Ghadiyar
    GP
    Rochdale
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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