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How is oxygen administered in the ER?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
Oxygen is administered through nasal prongs or a face mask. It will be adjusted according to your oxygenation level. Your oxygenation level is measured by attaching a monitoring device to your finger. For infants, the device is attached to the baby’s toes. The amount of oxygen you receive is guided by the result on the monitor.
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