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What are the normal number when checking my pulse oxygen

By Anonymous October 14, 2018 - 2:08pm
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I have lung disease and my pulse oxgen levels are rangeing pulse ,112, oxygen 93-89.

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for posting.

Oxygen saturation measures how much oxygen the blood is carrying compared with its full capacity.

Generally, an SpO2 of greater than 95% is generally considered to be normal.
An SpO2 of 92% or less (at sea level) suggests hypoxemia.
In a patient with acute respiratory illness (e.g., influenza) or breathing difficulty (e.g, an asthma attack), an SpO2 of 92% or less may indicate a need for oxygen supplementation.
In a patient with stable chronic disease (e.g., COPD), a SpO2 of 92% or less should prompt referral for further investigation of the need for long-term oxygen therapy.


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