NJ and PA EMT
So I’m doing a BLS transport for a guy on O2. We left the hospital and all of his vitals were good. I get him in the ambulance and check his SPO2. It’s 87/88. I bump him up to 6L O2 via NC (he was on 2L via NC at the hospital), wait a few minutes, only goes up to 89-91. Check both fingers, same results. Call ODS to let them know what’s going on and that I’m going to put him on an NBR. They tell me to have my partner turn around and go back to the hospital since I’m increasing the level of care and to put him on the NBR. I put him on the NBR at 10L. SPO2 shows 95% We turn around and get back to the ED. ED Checks him out and says he’s ok to go back on a NC. This entire time there was nothing visibly wrong with the PT, no cold extremities, trouble breathing, etc. Did I over react to what’s most likely a bad reading from crummy equipment?