Checklists for Safer Intra-hospital Transport of Oxygenated Patients
Presented by Patrick J. Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC
When patients at risk for oxygen desaturation are transported within the hospital, continual monitoring with pulse oximetry is essential. Should the patient also require supplemental oxygen during transport, the monitoring process becomes even more important. Safety checklists are now available to ensure patient status, the pulse oximeter and the supplemental oxygen delivery device are properly assessed for optimum performance prior to transport.
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