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What is D Sat?

I heard that a couple times in the icu today."i thought my patient was dsatting."

jmgrn65, RN

Specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.

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.


Specializes in LDRP.

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."

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