Daily Archives: January 31, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have observed the prescribed protocols and guidelines from the World Health Organization, CDC, and their respective governments to keep themselves prepared and protected at home from the coronavirus. Stocking on healthcare products and devices and following proper disinfecting measures have been standard practice. However, as cases continue to rise there are medical devices that have continued to gain more importance outside of hospitals and within households – including the pulse oximeter. What is a pulse oximeter? According to the World Health Organization [1], the pulse oximeter is a small electronic device that can either be a finger/toe clip unit. It has a monitor that displays the level of saturation of oxygen (Sp02) and the pulse rate of the heart. The device painlessly and accurately measures through the use of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and light detectors to detect pulsatile signals in a person’s…

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