Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is designed to measure functional arterial oxygen saturation (Sp02) and pulse rate of adult, pediatric and adolescent patients in hospital, hospital-type facilities, as well as in the home care environment.
Pulse Oximeter Features:
• Dual colour OLED screen displays Sp02, PR, waveform, and pulse bar
• Simple operation for immediate, real-time spot-checks.
• Automatic power-off design
• 2 x AAA alkaline batteries can supply more than 18 hours of operation
• 5 levels of adjustable brightness
• Soft Silicone pad
When testing your oxygen:
- Remove any nail polish or false nails. These can interfere with the device.
- Wash your hands with warm water and thoroughly dry them. The device works best when your hands are warm.
- Sit in an upright position.
- Give your fingers a wiggle and rub them to get the blood flowing.
- Attach the clip to one of your fingers so that the tip of your finger is touching the end of the device. The palm of your hand should be facing down and the screen of the pulse oximeter should be facing up so you can read it.
- Keep your hand and fingers still.
- Breathe normally and restfully.
- After waiting for 1 minute, record the number next to the SpO2 symbol.
If you are not getting a reading, or if the reading is under 95%, give your fingers a wiggle, take a few breaths and try the device on a different finger.
Your oxygen level should be 95% or higher.
An oxygen level of 93 – 94%, may mean you have moderate COVID-19 symptoms and could be a sign you need more frequent check-ups with your GP or nurse. You should contact your general practice for a review as soon as possible.
An oxygen level of 92% or less, means you may have severe COVID-19 symptoms. Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance and tell the ambulance staff that you have COVID-19.