Medicine And Books

Pulse Oximetry

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1545
  1. Tom Clutton-Brock

    John T B Moyle BMJ, pounds sterling16.95, pp 134 ISBN 0 7279 0831 6

    Pulse oximetry is not new—the principles of operation are well described, and its use during general anaesthesia and in intensive care units is now routine in many countries. Indeed, in some places its use is required by law. So do we need another book? I think we do.

    Pulse oximetry is truly non-invasive; it is fairly cheap and can be used by virtually anybody on almost any patient; and its use outside the operating suite is increasing rapidly. John Moyle puts together one …

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