What is D Sat?

  1. I heard that a couple times in the icu today."i thought my patient was dsatting."
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  3. by   jmgrn65
    de sating =desaturation means thier po2 is dropping, usually they have a pulse ox on, the lttle red light on the finger, and it is dropping below 90.
  4. by   allthingsbright
    Yup, it's related to O2 saturation. Optimal O2 satuartion is 95%-100%in a healthy adult--usually when it drops below 90% you will hear that the patient is "desating."