Thursday, January 23, 2014

Short post seeking advice on a pulse oximeter

For the sake of ease and convenience, I'm going to invest quite soon in a pulse oximeter of my own so I don't have to schlep from one end of the nursing facility to the other to check one out for brief occasions.  I believe in spending money to buy a quality product that will be durable, but I also don't care if something looks super-slick or whizz-bang at twice the price.  Something durable and serviceable that will last me a few years would be nice.

Any recommendations you experienced folks might offer would be greatly appreciated.


Anonymous said...

If this will be for work-related readings, you should check with your supervisor or review the pulse-oximetry policies at the institution. You may not have permission to use personal equipment for evaluating those under your care. There are also accuracy, upkeep/preventive maintenance, and liability concerns to address. Be extremely careful of the potential personal liability you may be exposing yourself to.

Ambulance Driver said...

This is the best on the market:

There are, however, others out there for less than $50, but I've never used them.

phlegmfatale said...

Your advice is appreciated, anonymous. My data this semester does not go anywhere near the patient's actual charts, so possibly it won't matter now, but I will keep that in mind and will always check with my faculty v

Rabbit said...

Walgreens and CVS carry a handy and accurate pulse-ox meter in their stores. If I'd have known, I'd have given you mine when I was up earlier this month.