Oxygen Saturations and Targeting

 

Reviewed by Clinical Guidelines Committee
February 2013
 
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Oxygen Saturation Targeting in Infants

Infants

PaO2 (kPa) Saturation Range Alarm Limits
Preterm <36 weeks 6.5-9.0 90-94% 89-95%
Term(36 weeks) or post-term 8.0-12.0 90-99%
In the first 24 hours,
95-99%
90-99%
In the first 24 hours, 95-99%
CLD AND 36 weeks PMA 8.0-10.0 90-95% 88-96%

 

Reference:  Askie LM, Henderson-Smart DJ, Irwig L, Simpson JM.  Oxygen-saturation targets and outcomes in extremely preterm infants.  N Engl J Med 2003;349:959-67.



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