Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pulse oximeters are helpful. Over the last 15 years, pulse oximeters have gotten better and better. In fact you can now see many medical practices that has finger oximeter. Using pulse oximeter has an advantage because they quick, non-invasive, reproducible, accurate in most circumstances, and minimal training is necessary. You can let an individual use an oximeter right away with just a little instruction. Like any other medical devices, oximeter needs maintenance. It has accuracy limitations in some patients and may not provide a clinical benefit to patient care if used indiscriminately. These are some of the disadvantages that need to be addressed before you need to buy an oximeter for yourself or for your practice.

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