A fingertip pulse oximeter is a small, portable device that is used to measure the oxygen level in your blood. It is typically used by healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and paramedics, but can also be used at home by people with chronic lung conditions or who have had recent surgery.
Medtech’s Fingertip Pulse Oximeters :
Medtech’s pulse oximeters have a compact design, comfortable to use, easy to read and very accurate in measuring SpO2, Heart Rate, Respiratory Rates & Perfusion Index.
The device consists of two parts: a sensor that is placed on the end of your finger, and a display that shows the oxygen level in your blood. The sensor uses light to measure the oxygen level in your blood, and the display shows the percentage of oxygen in your blood.
Medtech’s finger pulse oximeters are small, portable, and painless that can be used at home or in a hospital setting. The one button operation design makes the devices super easy to use. Pulse oximeters have built-in alarms that will notify you if your oxygen level drops below a certain point. It automatically shuts down after use and consumes very less battery.
How to use Medtech’s Fingertip Pulse Oximeter?
To use the device, you simply place the sensor on the end of your finger and wait for the reading. It is important to keep your hand still while the reading is being taken, as moving your hand can affect the accuracy of the reading.
Once the reading is taken, the display will show the percentage of oxygen in your blood. If your oxygen level is low, you may need to seek medical attention.
Should I use a pulse oximeter to check oxygen level at regular intervals?
If you have a chronic lung condition, it is important to keep track of your readings over time. This will help you to see if your oxygen levels are trending up or down, and will also alert you to any sudden changes that could be cause for concern.
What is the most common use for pulse oximeters?
The most common use for pulse oximeters is to check for respiratory distress in patients, but the devices can also be used to monitor patients with heart or lung conditions, or who are taking certain medications that can affect oxygen saturation levels.
What are the different parameters that a pulse oximeter can measure
There are several different parameters that a pulse oximeter can measure:
Oxygen saturation (SO2)
Can nail polish lead to inaccurate reading in a fingertip pulse oximeter?
Yes, Nail polish can lead to inaccurate readings in a fingertip pulse oximeter for several reasons. Nail polish can interfere with the light that the sensor uses to measure oxygen saturation levels.
It can cause the sensor to read the patient's pulse rate incorrectly. This can lead to a misdiagnosis or a delay in treatment. If you are using a pulse oximeter, it is important to make sure that your nails are clean and free of polish.