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December 14, 2010
What is a pulse oximeter?

A pulse oximeter is a medical device that is primarily utilized in the hospital setting which serves several important functions. First of all, it provides a vital sign monitoring function of measuring the person’s SpO2. SpO2 is commonly known as blood oxygen saturation which is the percentage of oxygen in the hemoglobin. Pulse oximeters have been historically utilized by medical syndicates including hospitals and emergency medical personnel. Newly created oximeters have been created which consist of the same functionality and accuracy as previous generations of oximeter but they now provide the option of portability. Portability was the most common side effect of previous generations of oximeter as the previous machines were large and could not be easily transported. Now, through the latest technology the newest oximeters are small and extremely lightweight. What this has done is that patient are not required to visit their doctor or hospital everyday to measure their pulse rate and oxygen saturation. On the other hand they can utilize the latest in oximeter technology that is small and lightweight that can be transported by them wherever they desire to go.

December 16, 2010
Where to buy a pulse oximeter?
Once you decide on whether you need an adult or pediatric pulse oximeter then you can go online to purchase the device. You can simply just go to Yahoo search engine and type in oximeter. You will see websites that provide oximeters. It is very important that you pay attention to the fact of whether the devices are FDA approved. Once you see that they say that they are FDA approved then you can start deciding which model to purchase in particular. Say for example that you are actually looking for a oximeter that is for an adult. Well, you will have basically two choices for the oximeter. You can either choose the color screen oximeter or the black and white screen. Although there is no difference in the accuracy of these models there is however a convenience difference as well as a price difference. Those oximeter with color tend to be more expensive than those that are not color. However, those pulse oxmeter devices that do have a color screen provide great convenience when reading the readings of the device. With a color screen you can easily see the readings on the screen of the device in almost any lighting situations. This is a significant convenience improvement over the non-color screens.