Respiratory

Respiratory revision notes for medical students, covering key respiratory conditions including asthma, COPD, pneumonia and more.

Pulse Oximetry: Uses and Limitations

You will see pulse oximetry being used in a number of clinical settings, such as in the emergency department and in the operating theatre, to assess and monitor patients, so it is important to know about its uses and limitations, as well as how to interpret the readings that it produces.