I heard that a couple times in the icu today."i thought my patient was dsatting."
Specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.
May 21, 2007
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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