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Supporting remote monitoring using pulse oximetry

NHS England has published guidance setting out principles to support the remote monitoring, using pulse oximetry, of patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the community, focused on primary care.

There is now clear evidence that patients most at risk of poor outcomes are best identified by oxygen levels. The use of oximetry to monitor and identify ‘silent hypoxia’ and rapid patient deterioration at home is recommended for this group. The principles will inform the work already ongoing in many practices and community teams using oximetry to support remote monitoring, and support these services being expanded to a wider cohort as needed. More….