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Measure: Pulse Oximetry (Exercise)   #091000


This measure addresses exercise testing for evaluation of hypoxemia and/or desaturation that occurs on exertion.


Exercise testing is used to assess and quantify the adequacy of arterial oxyhemoglobin saturation during exercise in patients who are clinically suspected of desaturation (e.g., those who manifest dyspnea on exertion, decreased DLCO, decreased PaO2 at rest, or documented pulmonary disease); to quantitate the response to therapeutic intervention (e.g., oxygen prescription, medications, smoking cessation, or to reassess the need for continued supplemental oxygen); to titrate the optimal amount of supplemental oxygen to treat hypoxemia or desaturation during activity; for preoperative assessment for lung resection or transplant; and to assess the degree of impairment for disability evaluation (e.g., pneumoconiosis, asbestosis).



Respiratory, exercise, oxygen saturation, oxyhemoglobin, hypoxemia, desaturation, American Association of Respiratory Care, AARC

Measure Release Date: January 29, 2010

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