Respiratory Question for the Week of May 3, 2021

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week


What are the values required for oximetry?


Exercise oximetry requires that three (3) oximetry values be obtained during the same testing session. The three required tests are:

  • At rest oximetry on room air showing a non-qualifying result
  • Oximetry while exercising on room air showing a qualifying result
  • Oximetry while exercising on oxygen showing an improvement in the hypoxemia identified while exercising on room air
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