The Pulse Oximeter Measures the amount of oxygen affixed to hemoglobin cells within the circulatory system.
In viral pneumonia it is critical to measure blood oxygen saturation, this pulse oximeter helps provide reassurance everything is ok.
The Pulse Oximeter measures the amount of oxygen affixed to hemoglobin cells within the circulatory system (SbO2) through an infrared reading of the fingertip. Scientists consider SPO2 indicates how effectively a patient is breathing and how well blood is being transported throughout the body.
This stylish device incorporates a state of the art OLED screen display and has been designed for daily non-invasive Sp02 screening and pulse rate detection. Both adult and paediatric patients can be screened in-home and clinical environments with this device.
The pulse oximeter is ready to use and comes complete with lanyard, requires 2 AA batteries not supplied, and instruction manual.
Covid-19: Patients to use pulse oximetry at home to spot deterioration
BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4151 (Published 27 October 2020)Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4151
They found patients with covid-19 who don’t need immediate hospital attention but are at high risk of developing serious symptoms. They are to be given pulse oximeters to use at home to reduce the risk of serious deterioration, The BMJ has learnt.
NHS England is believed to have purchased around 200 000 pulse oximeters for the scheme, which clinical commissioning groups across England will be able to access.
The initiative is set to be rolled out across the country over the next six weeks and is being led by Matthew Inada-Kim, national clinical lead for deterioration at NHS England and a consultant in acute and general medicine at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
NHS England has advised since the start of the pandemic that medical intervention is necessary if oxygen saturation levels began to fall.1 But during the first wave it became clear that some patients developed “silent hypoxia,” where desaturation occurred but they exhibited no obvious symptoms, such as shortness of breath or feeling very unwell. These patients tended to require invasive respiratory support and had poor outcomes……………….”
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