Hypoxaemia during recovery from anaesthesia--an audit of children after general anaesthesia for routine elective surgery.


Arterial oxygen saturation was measured by pulse oximetry in 105 children (aged 2 weeks-14 years) during recovery from general anaesthesia. Oxygen saturation was monitored continuously from the time that anaesthesia ended in the operating theatre until the children were fit to leave the recovery ward. All children breathed room air during transfer to the… (More)


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