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1

How can you determine oxygenation without use of monitors?

By assessing color of patient

2

Name principal site for pulse ox placement?

Fingers

3

Name other placement sites for pulse ox monitors?

Protuberances: ears, toungue, nose, toes, lips or foot

4

Besides pt color, what visual inspections can you make to determine oxygenation?

Nail beds, blood, palms, inside of lips or inside of eyelids

5

Name ASA standard monitoring parameters

Oxygenation, ventilation, circulation, and temperature

6

What are ASA standard monitors for oxygenation?

Gas analysis and pulse oximetry

7

When pulse ox is utilized, what must be audible to the anesthesia team?

A variable pitch pulse tone and low threshold alarm

8

True or false, pulse ox is not an ASA standard monitor

FALSE

9

True or false, according to ASA standards, temperature must be continually evaluated

TRUE

10

What is most common site for temperature readings?

Esophageal

11

Name 4 placement sites for temperature readings (other than esophageal)

Nasopharyngeal, Sublingual, Rectal, Axillary

12

What is most common temperature monitor used?

Thermistor

13

What is normal body temp in C and F?

37 C

98.6* F

14

How does taking axillary temperature vary compared to oral?

-1 C lower

15

How does taking rectal temperature compare to taking it orally?

+1 C higher

16

What are sources for obtaining CORE temperature?

Bladder, esophageal, rectal

17

When taking non-invasive pulse ox readings, what are you measuring?

Saturation of hemoglobin