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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: o2 sats are running low
|lkelley05 - Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:13 am|
i have a 5 year old who was released from the hospital after 3 weeks of being in the ICU for eurosepsis, and a patially collapsed lung.
she has multiple medical problems, and they sent us home with a pulse ox monitor.
i was told only to use it for spot checks which i ussually do every morning when we wake up and every night before bed, this morning when i checked it the o2 was in the mid to high 80's.
so it is still on monitoring her and every few seconds the o2 dips back down into the mid to low 80's.
she gets albuteral nebulizer treatments every 4 hrs. and alternating percussion every 4 hrs. also.
she takes robinal 5mls. 3x a day for excess secretions, we have suction equipment here i have suctioned several times this morning to try to get ger o2 to come back uo to no avail, i have also tried a new probe and resetting the machine.
my question is should i phone her physician or just wait and see?
please help !
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:49 am|
Taking into consideration that the suctioning and nebulizer treatments have not been effective, call her physician.
Theresa Jones, RN
|lkelley05 - Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:08 am|
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