The precision and accuracy of Nellcor and Masimo oximeters at low oxygen saturations (70%) in newborn lambs

Jennifer Anne Dawson, Petrina Bastrenta, Francesco Cavigioli, Marta Thio Lluch, Tracey Ong, Melissa Li-Lian Siew, Stuart Brian Hooper, Peter G Davis

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Administration of oxygen in the delivery room is informed by oxygen saturation (SpO2). An oxygen saturation range of 60 -70 is the threshold for administering oxygen in the first minutes after birth. The accuracy of newer generation oximeters to measure SpO2 has not been compared against the gold standard , direct arterial blood oxygen saturation (SaO2) when SaO2 is low. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy and precision of Nellcor and Masimo oximeters to measure SpO2 when SaO2
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)F278 - F281
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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