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You have diagnosed an 11 year old boy who has a PMH of mild intermittent asthma with COVID (he has been symptomatic with fever, vomiting, cough, and myalgias for 2 days). Currently, his RR is 20, SaO2 98% on room air, and his lungs are clear to auscultation. He has home albuterol MDI with spacer available. You discharge him with a portable pulse oximeter. For what persistent SaO2 would you tell the parent to bring him back to the ED?

Mild asthma, COVID+, RTED for what O2 sat?

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