Continuous \(S\bar v{O_2}\)O2 Monitoring in Respiratory Intensive Care Patients

  • J. S. Vender
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)


A common misconception in clinical practice is that advanced forms of invasive monitoring be utilized only after a significant problem has occurred for purposes of diagnosis and/or therapy. This is not totally consistent with the definition of the word monitor, derived from “monere” — to warn, remind or admonish. What to monitor is dependent on many factors — patient need, invasiveness, cost, a vailability..., and the actual value of a particular monitor dependent on its accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity and predictability. In our discussion we will attempt to apply these various concerns to the use of “continuous S\(S\bar v{O_2}\)O2 monitoring” in pulmonary/intensive care.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Cardiac Output Oxygen Delivery Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Oxygen Extraction 
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