The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted
- Oct 9, 2007
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Ted, in the first six months there is a predominance of fetal hemoglobin which has a different spectrum. You would not want to rely on an adult POX in this situation. However, the unloading curve in the neonate favors unloading the available oxygen in the brain.
Good information to know, and logical. Out of curiosity we might throw the adult one on him just to see what the numbers are (if it will even give a reading on his little fingers), and understand not to take much stock in the numbers.
As a practical limit, when the kid vomits, his Saturation is wayyy to low. Don't ask me how I know this....
Sound, practical advice from the good doctor... as always.
I'll just not bother buying a specific child POX. As I said, we're not intended on hitting oxygen levels anyway, but do have the appropriate equipment. If we hit the practical limit above, we're descending or landing anyway.