IDEA Series: Ethnic and Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry
Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to receive regular updates on recent advances and guidelines in the field of internal medicine. Clinical scenarios will be used to review the current management of common medical conditions, including chronic pain and opioid abuse. Multidisciplinary sessions will be also used to educate learners about human trafficking and the role of physicians in identifying and assisting victims in the community. The overall aim of the series is to advance clinical knowledge, enhance the quality of patient care, and improve treatment outcomes.
Physicians, medical students, fellows, and residents.
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
Discuss the history, development, and regulation of the pulse oximeter.
Review evidence for racial bias in pulse oximetry measurement.
Identify possible mechanisms for the existence of racial bias and how they can be addressed.
Describe the potential effects of bias in pulse oximetry measurement, with particular attention to recognition of severe COVID-19.
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Ethics
- 1.00 Participation