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Name: be.en.hd.O2Saturation
Version: 0.0.1
Status: Draft


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DCM::ContentAuthorList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::CreationDate 29-11-2012
DCM::DescriptionLanguage en
DCM::Id 2.16.840.1.113883.
DCM::KeywordList zuurstofsaturatie, vitale parameters, saturatie
DCM::LifecycleStatus Draft
DCM::ModelerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::Name be.en.hd.O2Saturation
DCM::ReviewerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::RevisionDate 05-01-2016
DCM::Version 0.0.1

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Arterial oxygen saturation, also referred to as saturation, is an indicator for the amount of oxygen bound to the hemoglobin in the red blood cells of the arteries. The measurement is usually carried out as a transcutaneous measurement with a blood oxygen monitor or pulse oximeter. The saturation level is expressed as a percentage and should be over 95% in healthy people.


Measuring and monitoring oxygen saturation is done to monitor the oxygenation, or the amount of bound oxygen in the arterial blood.

Information model

Refer to the legend page for more information about the used types and data types

rootconcept O2Saturation
Definition Root concept of the O2Saturation building block. This root concept contains all data elements of the O2Saturation building block.
Type Zib.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.10.1
data SpO2Value
Definition The element contains the value of the indirect, peripheral measured O2 saturation.

The O2 saturation gives a percentage expressing the extent to which the blood’s hemoglobin is saturated with oxygen, the ratio of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin to hemoglobin. The measurement is done in places where sufficient light can get through the skin, such as a finger, toe or earlobe.

Datatype PQ.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.10.2
DCM::DefinitionCode SNOMED CT: 250554003 Measurement of oxygen saturation at periphery
DCM::ExampleValue 98 %
data O2SaturationDateTime
Definition The moment (date and time) of the SpO2 measurement.
Datatype TS.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.10.3
data Explanation
Definition Explanation of the saturation measurement.
Datatype ST.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.10.4
DCM::ExampleValue Saturatie afhankelijk van O2 via mondkap
data ExtraOxygenAdministration
Definition Indication stating whether the measurement was done in a situation in which extra oxygen was administered.
Datatype BL.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.10.5

Code Lists


1. openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.indirect_oximetry.v1[Online] Beschikbaar op: [Geraadpleegd: 19 december 2014].