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Dwaynes post on another topic made me think again (thank you) about two recent calls, where we used four different pulse oxymeters. Call#1: >80 y/o male, felt to the floor, 4 x oriented, some bruises on the head, nothing else, pulse and BP pretty OK (don't remember, but nothing special). The initial SpO2 reading was 60%! However no indications for a real need of oxygene from general patient appearance. Totally awake, sat on the bench, normal breathing, no record of lung or breathing problems, no acute indications for additional O2 other than the pulse oxy reading. The pulse oxymeter was