Oximeter: A must-have medical device

With the spread of the coronavirus, healthcare and well being have become the talk of the town. More and more people are buying safety kits and medical supplies to deal with the repercussions of this deadly virus. 

Venus Surgical Agencies have introduced a fingertip pulse oximeter with a respiration rate. This is the perfect medical device for personal and professional spaces. The oximeter is an essential home and office device that measures the concentration of oxygen in your blood. This non-invasive and painless device is a small clip-like product that is attached to your finger during the test. The device passes a beam of red and infrared light to a pulsating capillary bed. A ratio of the red and infrared light measures the oxygen saturation rate in the blood. 

Oximeters indirectly evaluate the function and medical condition of your heart and lungs. They are commonly used in health care facilities, hospitals and now they can be used in our homes and offices. 

Features of Pulse Oximeter with Respiration Rate 

Use anywhere 

As public spaces such as shopping centers, schools, offices are reopening after the lockdown, there is a need for ensuring that public health and safety is not compromised. This device can be used for surveilling the health status of people as they enter public premises. So, people with less oxygen saturation and an abnormally high respiration rate can be disallowed from entering such areas to avoid any further spread of the virus. Because, if a person’s respiration rate is above 20 breaths per minute and if they have less than 90% oxygen saturation levels, it could indicate that the person is suffering from a fever or other forms of illnesses. 

Easy to operate

The oximeter can easily be switched on and operated. It will calculate your respiration rate based on the number of breaths per minute. It has a buzzer alarm and a pulse rate beep feature that provides the test results. The device displays highly accurate results as it uses the SPO2 parameters for testing your oxygen saturation. It has an auto power-off operation and a low battery indication to save power consumption. 

Essential medical devices must be travel friendly so that they can be carried with you on your journey. This oximeter is extremely travel-friendly because of its size. The product also comes with a 1-year replacement warranty against manufacturing defects.

Procedure 

You must follow the steps to determine your pulse and oxygen levels through the oximeter:

The device can be placed on your finger, toe, or earlobe to measure your oxygen saturation levels. Slight pressure is applied to the location where the device is placed but no pain or pinching sensation is felt during the process. The device then takes a few seconds to calculate your pulse, oxygen saturation levels, and respiration rate but you must be rested while checking your vitals. You can remove the device after the digital screen shows you the results. 

Importance of Oximeter

A lot of patients may suffer from abnormally low-levels of blood saturation if they are infected with the COVID19 virus. They may not even realize that their breathlessness and the gradual decrease in oxygen level is a symptom of the virus, which can further deteriorate their health. Lack of oxygen can induce bouts of confusion and euphoria amongst these patients. A pulse oximeter is important and comes handy in detecting low levels of oxygen saturation. Regularly checking your pulse and oxygen levels and making a record of them can help you maintain good health throughout the pandemic. 

The device is also helpful if you are showing other symptoms of COVID19. For example, if you have a fever and a cough, you can regularly check your oxygen levels and if it is below the normal level, you can go and get tested for the virus. Keeping a record of the oxygen levels may also help doctors and other health care personnel understand when you may have contracted the virus.  

Conclusion 

We are amid a pandemic that has claimed the lives of several lakh people around the globe. 

This virus has been affecting people in different ways. Most people develop mild to moderate levels of illnesses and face symptoms such as fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Vulnerable sections of the population may face serious symptoms such as difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, and loss of speech or movement. This virus is easily transmitted through droplets generated by an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or exhale. These droplets stay in the air for a small period and then fall on the floor or surface.

Owning quality medical devices is the need of the hour. Due to the uncertainties posed by the virus, we are unable to navigate what our future holds. The best we can do is continue to maintain our and others’ health by taking all necessary precautions and buying vital safety devices. The oximeter can help you better understand your health and it will guide you towards well being. It is an affordable and quality device that can be used for a long time. You can also check out our Safe Home/Office Kit and Safe travel/Car Kit if you are looking for more medical supplies at affordable rates. 

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