Why Buy an Oximeter when a Thermometer was Good Enough till Now ?
By Prithu Nath
An Oximeter can be a Life Saver because in Covid 19 even a mild Viral Infection can bring down low Oxygen Levels without any Symptoms showing up.
COVID-19 can bring on what’s called COVID pneumonia — an infection in which the lung’s air sacs fill with fluid or pus. And it’s possible that someone infected with the novel coronavirus might be in the early stages of COVID pneumonia – including a drop in blood oxygen level — without experiencing any difficulty in Breathing or without Experiencing any other symptoms till the disease and progressed further.
The Pulse Oximeter also displays your Perfusion Index or Pi (Pi is the ratio of the pulsing blood to non-pulsing blood flow in your finger and is used to indicate the strength of blood flow to your finger). Your perfusion index changes based on whether the blood flow to your body is going up or down, and whether the arteries in your fingers are narrowing (causing your fingers to feel colder) or widening (causing your fingers to feel warmer).
This Pulse Oximeter can measure and monitor Heart Rate, SpO2 and Pulse Intensity with high accuracy. Displays waveform (plethysmograph) and digital readings, as well as pulse bar graphs, to visually indicate any irregularities or abnormalities, such as weak heartbeat. FDA 510(K) Cleared.
In such cases, a Pulse Oximeter might signal that you’re in trouble before you realize it.
Going to a doctor every now and then just to check your oxygen saturation can be tiresome and expensive. So quickly and easily monitor your oxygen saturation right from the comfort of your home with the help of an inexpensive oximeter.
How to Use an Oximeter
- Insert two AAA batteries (make sure to batteries are in correct polarities)
- Turn the pulse oximeter on put Index finger into rubber hole with nail upward then releasing the clamp.
- Wait a moment to receive your accurate oxygen saturation and pulse rate readings.
- It will automatically powered off when no finger in the device for longer than 10 seconds. The display interface of LED rotates after pressing the power button less than 0.5 s.