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Évaluation de l’oxymétrie de pouls chez les sujets sains après immersion dans l’océan atlantique

Abstract : Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide. Pulse oximetry is a measure to guide the management of respiratory distress, however it has not been evaluated in an ocean environment after immersion. The objective of our study is to evaluate the impact of 15 min of immersion in the Atlantic Ocean, under real conditions, on pulse oximetry in healthy lifeguards ‘subjects. The secondary objective is to evaluate the remote measurement of saturation at the water outlet as well as skin temperature, as a reflection of vasoconstriction. The data were collected during the summer of 2020, during the daily training of the lifeguards, using a standardized data collection form and a protocol established with the lifeguards. The results showed a low proportion of abnormal saturation after immersion, immediately and at a distance from the water outlet, despite a drop-in skin temperature. Nevertheless, it appears from this study that oxygen saturation in healthy subjects on the Gironde coast during the summer appears to be a reliable measure that should be taken into account. Further research should be undertaken, on the general population and under different temperature and immersion conditions.
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Samuel Moreau. Évaluation de l’oxymétrie de pouls chez les sujets sains après immersion dans l’océan atlantique. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-03064927⟩



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