SpO2 Monitoring on Intermediate Care

  1. Hi. I am the educator on a 21 bed intermediate care unit that it med-surg-trauma oriented. We have trached patients who are both vented & on trach collars. We currently use telemetry technology & utilize a monitor tech to watch our monitors & alert nursing for abnormals. I am not sure why, but the monitor techs are having trouble grasping the concept that the SpO2 alarms are as important for our population as the ECG alarms. I was wondering if anyone else out there had experienced similar situations & what you are doing or have done to fix. Thanks!!
    Mary :spin:
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