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  1. Hello Allnurses, I am attempting to troubleshoot some issues we have been having at our hospital that have resulted in patient harm while monitoring patients on continuous pulse oximetry. I work in ICU stepdown and we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients being monitored for continuous pulse oximetry with COVID. Understanding that that loose connections, a sweaty finger or patient conditions like afib/PVD/DM impact circulation and ability to monitor pulse oximetry, what type of system do you use and how to rate it's reliability? We have had more than one patient die while supposedly being monitored on continuous pulse oximetry without anyone even knowing and this seems completely unacceptable to me. Any comments or suggestions appreciated.