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doi: 10.1097/ACC.0b013e3182a66b29
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Forehead Pulse Oximeter-Associated Pressure Injury

Lee, Melissa MD; Eisenkraft, James B. MD

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Abstract

Peripherally placed transmittance pulse oximeter sensors have been associated with patient injury including burns, gangrene, and necrosis. There are 2 reports of burn injuries associated with the use of forehead reflectance sensors, but there is no report of a pressure injury associated with the use of an OxiMax™ MAX-FAST™ forehead sensor and headband. We report the case of a patient who developed tissue necrosis associated with prolonged application of a forehead pulse oximeter sensor under a headband and displacement of the sensor cable.

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