En pacientes adultos, ¿la presencia de esmalte de uñas influye en la variación de los valores de la saturación de oxígeno frente a su ausencia?

  1. Lucía Treceño Fernández 1
  2. Eloisa Calduch Catrofe 1
  3. Ana Domínguez Navarro 2
  1. 1 Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar (Cádiz, España)
  2. 2 Universidad de Cádiz (Cádiz, España)
Journal:
Evidentia: Revista de enfermería basada en la evidencia

ISSN: 1697-638X

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 20

Issue: 20

Type: Article

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Abstract

Objective: The removal of nail polish to measure oxygen saturation values is common in clinical practice. However, its elimination affects the time invested, the use of resources and potential conflicts with the patient. The objective is to evaluate the influence of nail polish on the oxygen saturation values of patients undergoing pulse oximetry. Methods: This paper follows the standardized format for critical commentary, where ten elements are used to structure and give content to the paper. Results: Variations due to the presence of nail polish during oxygen saturation measurement aren’t clinically relevant. Conclusions: It’s recommended to avoid removing nail polish for oxygen saturation measurement.