6min walk test

(DM ରେ ବହୁତ୍ ଜଣ ଙ୍କ ଏଇ ପ୍ରଶ୍ନ )

Must for home bound pts

To look for inducible hypoxia for a patient who looks comfortable as such and is not hypoxic at rest or those at a high risk,hence ,timely intervention could help - "UNMASKING HYPOXIA"

What to do 👇

-Pt needs to wear a mask

- monitor O2 level with an oxymeter,pretest baseline O2 Saturatn should be > 94%,

-Then take a walk (inside a room , corridor, hall) for 6 mins at a comfortable pace
-Recheck if O2 has dropped below 93% or an absolute drop >3% and consult ur doc.

-Any light headedness or SOB while performing the test to be noted

- Test may be cut short for 3 minutes in patients>60 years of age.

-Should be performed twice a day to keep a vigil.

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