How do I use venous saturations ?

Mixed (SvO2) or central (ScvO2) venous oxygen saturation is frequently used to evaluate the adequacy of global tissue oxygenation in critically ill patients. The aim of this review is to discuss the literature regarding S(c)vO2 measurement and S(c)vO2 directed therapy. Both reductions in oxygen delivery and increases in oxygen consumption without subsequent… (More)