Follow these steps to troubleshoot patient desaturation:
- Follow your healthcare institution’s protocol.
- Ensure the oximeter is connected to the patient.
- Check to ensure any external source of oxygen is properly connected and is not depleted.
- Ensure the patient circuit O2 Tube is properly connected. The rubber connector should be flush against the side of VOCSN. (Note it may take up to 1 hour for oxygen alarms to resolve after fixing an issue with the O2 tube connection.)
- Run a Pre-Use Test.