Pulse Oximeters Australia
The importance of diagnostic devices in homes and public places cannot be underrated. This is because they help to detect a problem at the earliest signs of the problem. A pulse oximeter is a diagnostic device that is used to monitor a patient’s blood saturation. It indirectly monitors the patient’s blood oxygen saturation and alterations in skin or volume. The pulse oximeter comes in handy especially when the blood gas measuring tool is absent. We deliver all our pulse oximeters to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and all other major cities in Australia.
Safe Reading on Oximeter
It is a safe tool to use in delicate patients and it’s also non-invasive. The widespread use of the pulse oximeter can be attributed to the fact that, this diagnostic device is accurate and very easy to use. The medical practitioners read the displayed results and interpret whether the patient is okay or they need to administer immediate attention.
If a pulse oximeter measures and records oxygen levels such as 95%, that patient is considered to be okay. Values below 90% on the oximeter make a patient to be said to be in danger zones because these levels are low. Normal blood oxygen levels of saturation should read from 94% to 99%.
Use of Pulse Oximeter
In infants, the pulse oximeter has helped to diagnose whether they are suffering from critical congenital heart disease. Pulse oximetry is also used with patients going through mechanical ventilation like in the ICU to wean oxygen concentration in patients and detect hypoxemia.
Sometimes the pulse oximeter may generate inaccurate readings of a patient which may not be helpful in guiding the doctor during diagnosis of the patient. This happens for instance when the patients’ blood flow is abnormal due to cold fingers hence poor reading on the pulse oximeter. Also, a patient may have carbon dioxide build up in the blood because he or she is working hard to breath. This distorts the way the pulse oximeter functions because it is not supposed to measure carbon dioxide. It is important for nurses to ensure they keep checking on patients to ensure the beeps made by the pulse oximeter are attended to and that in the end it’s still the powerful diagnostic device.