Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

The Influence of Pulse Oximetry and Oxygen Therapy on the Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Location

Guzman 110, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 1:20 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 1:35 PM

Department

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Luanne Linnard-Palmer, Ed.D., RN

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

According to an article in the British Journal of Midwifery, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a proliferative disorder of the immature retinal vasculature, that may occur in neonates born prematurely. Pulse oximetry is a form of non-invasive technology that allows a device to read the oxygen saturation of the blood. There is research that shows a relation between this technology and setting target saturation levels and the influence it has on newborns at risk for retinopathy of prematurity; of course there are certain limitations based on slight differences between brands of pulse oximeters. Because over oxygenation of a premature infant can aggravate or worsen ROP, research has been done to experiment the effects of target saturation rates to reduce the rates ROP affected newborns needing treatment. Further research will be shared at the conference.

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The Influence of Pulse Oximetry and Oxygen Therapy on the Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Guzman 110, Dominican University of California

According to an article in the British Journal of Midwifery, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a proliferative disorder of the immature retinal vasculature, that may occur in neonates born prematurely. Pulse oximetry is a form of non-invasive technology that allows a device to read the oxygen saturation of the blood. There is research that shows a relation between this technology and setting target saturation levels and the influence it has on newborns at risk for retinopathy of prematurity; of course there are certain limitations based on slight differences between brands of pulse oximeters. Because over oxygenation of a premature infant can aggravate or worsen ROP, research has been done to experiment the effects of target saturation rates to reduce the rates ROP affected newborns needing treatment. Further research will be shared at the conference.