This product is useful for measuring the oxygen saturation level in your blood and also your pulse rate:
- Pre/post- exercise
- Pre/post-operative conditions
- Monitoring respiratory conditions such as COPD & asthma
For a healthy person without lung problems, a reading between 95-100% blood oxygen saturation is normal. For those with an underlying lung diseases or cardiac conditions, their readings may be lower. If you are concerned with your results, contact your doctor.
- Measures Oxygen Saturation (SpO2)
- Measures Pulse Rate (PR )
- Dual colour OLED display
- Big font display
- 6 display modes
- Alarm function
- Multi-directional display
- Portable and convenient with carry bag
- Low perfusion: 0.3%
- 2-year warranty
- Manufactured by Aeon Technology for Heart Sure
Always read & follow the instructions for use & health warnings. Consult your health professional to evaluate the readings.
Boxed Contents: Main unit, lanyard, carry pouch, instruction manual, 2 x AAA batteries
To achieve the most accurate reading with your pulse oximeter:
- Use your middle finger for the reading
- Take off any nail polish
- Avoid using it on a cold finger (make sure they are room temperature)
- Sit still
- Log your readings, making a note of any downtrends and how you were feeling at the time
- Make sure you are using a TGA approved oximeter
For a healthy person without lung problems, a reading between 95-100% blood oxygen saturation is normal. For those with underlying lung or cardiac conditions, their readings may be lower. If you are concerned with your results, contact your doctor.
PULSE OXIMETRY AND DETECTING COVID-19
What is a pulse oximeter?
A pulse oximeter is a small device that clips onto your finger and reads your heart rate and blood oxygen levels. Although these have usually only been used in medical clinics, there is reason to believe now that they are a useful device to have at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to detect asymptomatic cases.
Identifying COVID-19 Cases, Particularly Asymptomatic Cases
The COVID-19 virus attacks lung cells, causing air sacs in the lungs to collapse and your oxygen levels to fall. Common symptoms include:
- shortness of breath;
- tiredness; and
- other flu-like symptoms
Of concern, has been the number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, where they have not presented with any of the above symptoms, but have had dangerously low oxygen levels.
Pulse oximetry can be valuable in identifying these asymptomatic cases and preventing them from going unnoticed and exposing others, by monitoring any declines in their blood oxygen levels which might indicate damage to the lungs, even if they aren’t experiencing other respiratory symptoms.
With lockdown restrictions likely to be eased shortly and businesses reopening, identifying asymptomatic cases will be important in helping prevent future outbreaks.