The handheld and portable pulse oximeter has a lightweight which enables user to carry whenever they need an oximeter.
A pulse oximeter is a small, lightweight device used to monitor the amount of oxygen carried in the body. This noninvasive tool attaches painlessly to your fingertip, sending two wavelengths of light through the finger to measure your pulse rate and how much oxygen is in your system.
Once the oximeter finishes its assessment, its screen will display the percent of oxygen in your blood coming from your heart—as well as your current pulse rate. This article will explain the significance of the measurements provided by a pulse oximeter and how they affect you.
Pulse Oximetry is a technique designed to measure the blood oxygen level and heart rate. Finger pulse oximeters detect changes in pulse and blood oxygen level giving you the chance to take control of the situation. Just clip on the finger pulse oximeter to get the readings in a short while. It is especially useful for patients with COPD, asthma, congestive heart failure or other health issues.
Pulse oximeters provide a painless way to measure oxygen carried by the blood in the body. They are small and lightweight for added convenience. Pulse Oximetry can assist medical professionals in decision making but they cannot be used alone to diagnose the underlying causes.
Pulse rate is also displayed in pulse Oximeters. Normal pulse rate measurements range from 60-80 beats per minute in adults. While exercising heart rate may slightly increase and blood oxygen level may drop but it should not be less than 90 percent.
During a pulse oximetry reading, a small clamp-like device is placed on a finger, earlobe, or toe. Small beams of light pass through the blood in the finger, measuring the amount of oxygen. It does this by measuring changes of light absorption in oxygenated or deoxygenated blood. This is a painless process.
The pulse oximeter will thus be able to tell you your oxygen saturation levels along with your heart rate.