Multicentre study of preoxygenation practices by anaesthesia providers

Med J Malaysia. 1999 Mar;54(1):102-9.

Abstract

A total of 155 consecutive anaesthetics in three public Malaysian hospitals were prospectively studied to assess preoxygenation practices by their anaesthesia providers. Preoxygenation was practised in 96.1% of patients. Specialist and non-specialist anaesthesiologist did not preoxygenate 8.8% and 2.3% of their patients, respectively. Overall incidence of arterial oxygen desaturation during induction was 15.5%. Arterial oxygen desaturation occurred more frequently with emergency surgery (30.2%) in comparison to elective surgery (9.8%). Arterial oxygen desaturation occurred more frequently with non-specialist (18.9%) than specialist anaesthesia providers (3.0%).

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anesthesia, General / methods
  • Anesthesiology / methods*
  • Arteries
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medicine
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxygen / blood
  • Oxygen / therapeutic use*
  • Preoperative Care*
  • Professional Practice*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Specialization

Substances

  • Oxygen