Any post regarding ROX Index in Covid???


ROX Index is ratio of SPO2 / Fraction of O2 in atmospheric air , divided by respiratory rate. Apps are available for quick calculation This is useful in predicting need of mechanical ventilation in COVID PNEUMONIA , at prevent delayed mechanical ventilation. This is done 2 nd hourly and monitored. Value above 5 is taken as safe , not likely to need mechanicalventilation. . If it is less than 4.88, there may be urgent need of ventilation, even if patient appears relatively comfortable. This is a new tool and is under evaluation.

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