Does ambient light affect the accuracy of pulse oximetry?

  title={Does ambient light affect the accuracy of pulse oximetry?},
  author={Robert R Fluck and Christine M Schroeder and Greg Frani and Brad Kropf and Brenda G Engbretson},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={48 7},
OBJECTIVE Determine whether ambient light affects the accuracy of pulse oximetry readings. DESIGN Prospective, repeated-measures study. SETTING A photographic darkroom. SUBJECTS Forty-five faculty and students at a university, none of whom had pale skin, dark skin, or evidence of cardiopulmonary disease. Any nail polish was removed. METHODS Five… CONTINUE READING