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Pulse Oximeter: A Brief Explanation

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A pulse oximeter is a device that allows you to perform pulse oximetry; the practice of measuring the oxygen level in your blood.

 

Our bodies require oxygen in order to function and without it, our bodies will start failing us. More specifically, organ failure starts to occur when there is a lack of oxygen due to cells malfunctioning, degrading, and dying.

 

The Importance of Oxygen Levels

 

When testing your oxygen levels there should be between 95% and 100% saturation, and if your saturation level is anywhere below 90% it can be considered an emergency.

 

Some of the reasons why your body could be experiencing oxygen drops include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Infections
  • Diseases
  • Heart Problems
  • Allergic Reactions

 

Because oximeters can detect when oxygen levels are low it can be an indicator of any of these problems and could contribute to diagnosing a medical issue in advance.

The Benefits of Oximeters

There are multiple benefits to pulse oximeters as they can provide medical professionals with a lot of valuable information that can assist them along the way of caring for their patients. Some benefits include:

 

  • Monitoring and providing information on a patient's oxygen saturation levels over an extended period of time.
  • Warning caregivers and medical professionals of oxygen levels dropping below safe saturation levels.
  • Allowing those with cardiovascular and respiratory issues to check themselves regularly.
  • Providing information with which one can determine when oxygen supplementation is needed.
  • Keeping a watchful eye on those under anaesthesia.
  • Allowing for the monitoring of patients when on new medication that could affect oxygen levels.
  • Assisting you during your treatment and recovery from COVID-19
  • Detecting sleep apnea

Types of Oximeters

There are different types of oximeters depending on the needs of the user. For example, a baby, a child, and adult would each use a different kind of oximeter because of their size and age. At Creatorishop we stock 4 types of oximeters, all of which function with the ViHealth smart app, consisting of:

Adult Oximeter

The adult oximeter is designed to be worn around your thumb for extended periods of time. For example, in order to ensure your safety and gather the information needed you would have to wear it throughout the night while sleeping. In order to make the experience as unnoticeable as possible, the O2Ring Smart pulse adult oximeter has been designed to provide extreme comfort while being able to vibrate to warn its wearer of low oxygen levels.

Finger Pulse Oximeter

A finger pulse oximeter can provide its user with the capability to easily monitor their oxygen level over an extended period of time. This is because it has the capability to connect to an App via Bluetooth that tracks your readings. It also has all of the features of any normal oximeter, ensuring you always have the information you need on hand.

Kids Oximeter

The child oximeter is designed to fit children between 3 and 10 years of age. Similar to the adult oximeter, the KidsO2 Ring has been designed with comfort and safety in mind. Allowing parents to monitor the medical safety of their child from anywhere in the home. 

Baby Oximeter Ring

Keeping an eye on your baby’s oxygen levels is a very important aspect of parenting, as they can be susceptible to suffocation and other dangers. The baby oximeter ring is the perfect addition to any parents home as it allows you to ensure your baby is safe and has the correct oxygen levels at all times.

 

Oximeter Price and Where to Find One

At Creatorishop we stock a variety of different oximeters ensuring that you can find the option to best suit your specific needs. The price of an oximeter differentiates depending on the type of oximeter that you require. Typically a finger pulse oximeter is cheaper than the other options that are available.

 

Contact us at Creatorishop to find out more about oximeters and how they can benefit you, or shop them on our online store here.

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