Table 3

Saturation targets for weaning oxygen in ex-preterm infants using motion-resistant oximeters with short averaging times

Corrected age post termMinimum mean saturations (%)Time less than 90% (%)ODI3
37–40 weeks>93<3<35
40–44 weeks>93<3<30
44–56 weeks
(1–4 months)
>93<3<15
Over 56 weeks
(over 4 months)
>93<3<7
  • Reproduced from Everitt et al.25

  • ODI3, Oxygen Desaturation Index at 3%.