Portable Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
This made in the USA fingertip pulse oximeter provides a comfortable, quick and simple spot measurement of the amount of oxygen your blood is carrying as a percentage of the maximum amount it can carry. Blood oxygen saturation levels should be at least 95% as an indicator of good blood oxygen saturation.
This device is portable, noninvasive, and conveniently compact for ease of use, transport, and storage. The technology sends two wavelengths of light through the finger to measure both pulse rate and oxygen saturation and then the results are prominently displayed on its LED screen. Its design allows both adult and pediatric measurements and is built durable for long lasting use without the need for periodic calibration.
It comes with a simple to use “wake” button in preparation for measurement mode, and a battery saving “cut-off” after 8 minutes of inactivity to help prolong battery life. Prior to and after each application, use 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to wipe down the area where the fingers come in contact with inside the oximeter.
What is Included with Your Purchase?
- Portable Fingertip Pulse Oximeter -
- Illustrated instruction guide
- 2 AAA batteries
The Many Uses of Pulse Oximeters
- Pulse oximetry is an important health check of a person with any condition that affects blood oxygen levels. This device can be used with patients suffering a heart attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Anemia, sleep apnea, lung cancer, asthma, pneumonia, or a lung disease such as COVID-19. Specific to COVID-19, a pulse oximeter can be used at home as an early indicator of silent hypoxia for when a patient should come to the hospital.
- To evaluate a patient from the standpoint of:
- Effectiveness of a patient’s new lung medication
- Ability to tolerate increased exercise as in physical therapy exercises
- Monitoring oxygen levels during and after a surgical procedure that required sedation
- Determining how helpful a ventilator treatment has been
- Determining the effectiveness of supplemental oxygen
3. As a healthcare worker tool to triage patients with chest pain or shortness of breath while waiting for treatment to determine urgency of intervention.
4. The various settings in which a portable pulse oximeter is used includes hospitals, medical clinics, long-term care facilities, skilled nursing homes, physical therapy clinics, emergency medical services, home healthcare services, and dental offices