What Is the Best Site for Measuring the Effect of Ventilation on the Pulse Oximeter Waveform?

@article{Shelley2006WhatIT,
  title={What Is the Best Site for Measuring the Effect of Ventilation on the Pulse Oximeter Waveform?},
  author={K. Shelley and Denis H. Jablonka and A. Awad and R. Stout and Hoda Rezkanna and D. Silverman},
  journal={Anesthesia & Analgesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={103},
  pages={372-377}
}
  • K. Shelley, Denis H. Jablonka, +3 authors D. Silverman
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • The cardiac pulse is the predominant feature of the pulse oximeter (plethysmographic) waveform. Less obvious is the effect of ventilation on the waveform. There have been efforts to measure the effect of ventilation on the waveform to determine respiratory rate, tidal volume, and blood volume. We measured the relative strength of the effect of ventilation on the reflective plethysmographic waveform at three different sites: the finger, ear, and forehead. The plethysmographic waveforms from 18… CONTINUE READING
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