In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a normal SpO2 level may vary depending on the severity of the disease and the individual patient’s overall health status. However, a SpO2 level of 88% or higher is generally considered an acceptable target for patients with COPD.
In some cases, a healthcare provider may set a higher SpO2 target for certain patients, such as those with comorbidities or severe respiratory distress. It’s important to note that SpO2 levels can fluctuate throughout the day and in response to various activities, so regular monitoring and adjustment of oxygen therapy may be necessary for some COPD patients. It’s recommended that patients consult with their healthcare provider to determine an appropriate SpO2 target for their individual needs.