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The Power of Pulse Oximetry for Safe Surgery: Sarah Kessler

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Pulse oximetry is essential for safe surgery but still a majority of surgeries in low resource settings are undertaken without it. Lifebox is a global initiative to dramatically increase the use of pulse oximeters in surgeries throughout low income countries with a device - the Lifebox - specifically designed for these environments. Sarah Kessler describes impact to date.

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The Power of Pulse Oximetry for Safe Surgery: Sarah Kessler

  1. 1. LIFEBOX FOUNDATION: OXIMETRY + SAFE SURGERY Year Anaesthesia mortality United Kingdom 1987 1:185000 Netherlands 1997 1:124000 Zambia 1987 1:1925 Malawi 2000 1:504 Zimbabwe 2001 1:482 Togo 2005 1:133 Global burden of unsafe anaesthesia POWER OF PULSE OXIMETRY JUNE 28TH, 2016 LIFEBOX FOUNDATION: OXIMETRY + SAFE SURGERY
  2. 2. THE SURGICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST

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