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Pulse oximetry guidance updated

The guidance for pulse oximetry to detect early deterioration of patients with COVID-19 in primary and community care settings has been updated, alongside a small update to the remote monitoring COVID-19 diary which is now also available in easy read format.

Following research in wave 1 of COVID-19, pulse oximeters where highlighted as a tool for patients most at risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19. It is used to identify oxygen levels and warn the patient to the risk of ‘silent hypoxia’ and rapid deterioration at home. CCGs can continue to request pulse oximeters by emailing england.home@nhs.net. More....