Oxygen Saturation during Transport to the Recovery Room in Patients over Age Sixty
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO BUFFALO United States
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Post-anesthesia decline in arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation SaO2 as it may occur during transport from the operating room to the post-anesthesia recovery room PARR, has not been studied specifically in patients over 60 years of age. This study identifies alterations in oxygen saturation during post-anesthesia transport in this age group. Specifically, this investigation quantifies the incidence of a decrease in SaO2 to 90 defined in this study as reduction in oxygen saturation, or reduced oxygen saturation during transport. This study provides crude estimates of the risk of reduced oxygen saturation as it might be associated with gender, smoking history, history of respiratory disease, history of cardiac disease, obesity, site of surgery, and duration of anesthesia. Roys Adaptation model served as the theoretical background for this investigation.