Wellness Wednesday: Inaccurate Pulse Oximeters Readings For African Americans
A recent study showed pulse oximeters are three times more likely to give inaccurate readings of blood oxygen levels in African-American patients.
The small, inexpensive devices clip to the fingertip and have been relied on heavily by physicians making treatment decisions for people with COVID-19.
Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: what the new report means for Black and Hispanic Americans already disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
- Maxine Smith, registered dietitian, Cleveland Clinic
- Nadja Ging Jehli, psychology graduate student, Ohio State University
- Dr. Utibe Essien, assistant professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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