Errors in measurement of tcPO2 that misrepresent arterial values are dangerous because they may lead to exposure of the premature to inappropriately high oxygen levels. Recent evidence suggests that small details in design may have rendered some of the current commercial tcPO2 electrodes inaccurate in the hyperoxic range, with consequent risk to premature infants for eye or lung damage. Good performance of a tcPO2 electrode requires certain benchmark standards that are described in this report.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health