A pulse oximeter is a non-invasive device used to measure a person’s blood oxygen levels. It is a small device that is clamped on the fingertips to test how well blood pumps oxygen through the body. It helps monitor the patient’s capability to manage strenuous activity based on their heart rate and oxygen saturation levels.
The pulse oximeter is crucial for those who are likely to suffer from various health conditions like asthma, heart attack, lung cancer, anaemia and other viral infections, which impacts the oxygen levels in the blood.
Pulse oximeters measure differences in the frequencies of light absorbed by the oxygenated and deoxygenated haemoglobin to provide accurate oxygen levels in the blood. The device is painless and easy to use and easy to read with results displayed on the panel provided. It is an ideal tool that helps determine a decrease in blood oxygen levels allowing one can seek medical care at an early stage if required.
USL Medical has a great range pulse oximeters used in healthcare facilities in New Zealand and around the world.