Online Grand Rounds and Video Library

Inequities in Pulse Oximetry: Understanding the Limitations and Taking Action

Objectives and Disclosures

Participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the risk of occult hypoxemia in a clinical setting.
  2. Analyze the root causes of bias in pulse oximetry measurements.
  3. Hypothesize individual, organizational, and systems level actions to improve objectivity in the evaluation of oxygen saturations and to ensure equitable care to all children.

Planners and speaker disclose they have no relevant financial relationships.


Mary Crocker, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, University of Washington; Attending Physician, Pulmonary, Seattle Children's

Robin Ortenberg, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, UW; Attending Physician, Pulmonary Medicine, Seattle Children’s



Seattle Children’s is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Seattle Children’s designates this online educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Videos are available for only one year after posting.

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