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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.

allthingsbright

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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