Oxygen saturation should be the fifth vital sign: Guidelines
By Mardi Chapman
30 May 2017
The British Thoracic Society guideline for oxygen use in adults in health care and emergency settings has called for oxygen saturation to be the fifth vital sign. The updated and expanded guideline said the pulse oximeter should be ‘as ubiquitous as a stethoscope’ and measurement of oxygen saturation in patients as normal ‘as listening to ...