CMI Pulse Oximeter is a safe and non-invasive method of monitoring heart rate and oxygen levels. It is perfect for worried parents or for use in hospitals. Learn more about this life-saving device here!
What is a pulse oximeter and what does it do?
A pulse oximeter is a small, portable device that measures the level of oxygen in your blood. It consists of two sensors that are placed on your finger (or earlobe) and emit red and infrared light. The red light passes through your skin and the amount of oxygen in your blood affects how much of the light is absorbed. The infrared sensor measures how much-infrared light is absorbed and this information is used to calculate your blood oxygen level.
How to use a pulse oximeter?
To use a pulse oximeter, simply place the sensors on your finger (or earlobe) and wait for the reading. It’s important to keep still while the reading is being taken, as movement can affect the accuracy.
Who should use a pulse oximeter?
Pulse oximeters are generally safe for all ages and can be used on children as young as two years old. However, if you have any concerns, it’s always best to speak to your doctor first.
Benefits of using a pulse oximeter
There are many benefits of using a pulse oximeter, including:
– Checking your oxygen levels regularly can help to spot early signs of illness or infection.
– It can be used to monitor your oxygen levels if you have a lung condition such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or asthma.
– It can be used to check your oxygen levels before and after exercise, or at high altitudes.
Where to buy a pulse oximeter?
Pulse oximeters are widely available to purchase online or in pharmacies and drug stores. If you have a specific brand in mind, it’s best to check that the store stocks it before making a purchase.