Journal Article

Global oximetry: an international anaesthesia quality improvement project.

Walker IA; Merry AF; Wilson IH; McHugh GA; O'Sullivan E; Thoms GM; Nuevo F; Whitaker DK; GO Project teams.

Use of pulse oximetry during surgery is a key component of the World Health Organization's Safe Surgery Saves Lives program, but this technology is not widely available in resource-poor areas. This study provided oximeters and training in four developing countries, and investigated the appropriateness of their use and the systems required to ensure uptake and continued use.