Noc Ox?

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    Just got an order do to a 'noc ox'. I'm going to take this to mean a pulse ox once at night to make sure ox sat is staying above 90% during sleep, but since it's pretty vague wanted to see if any of the other nurses had run into this.
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    This needs to be clarified with the doctor as it could mean anything.
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    Agreed. Could mean continuous overnight oximetry, could mean apply O2 at night...needs clarification and possible RT intervention.
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    That is not something you would decide by taking a vote, you need to call the physician for clarification.
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    Yeah clarify the order. Routine VSS usually include a Q4, but any specials orders beyond that could mean continuous pulse Ox by RT.
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    Quote from Kimberlina
    Agreed. Could mean continuous overnight oximetry, could mean apply O2 at night...needs clarification and possible RT intervention.
    Yeah this as well.


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