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How To Use A Pulse Oximeter?

How To Use A Pulse Oximeter?

Pulse oximetry is a measure of how much oxygen is in the blood.

Steps Involved:

  • Firstly remove the back cap and insert batteries
  • Position your finger in the device correctly pointing towards the LED light inside
  • Wait for half a minute
  • There are 2 different readings shown
    1. Oxygen saturation % of blood
    2. Pulse rate

Ideal Pulse Oximeter Readings:

An oxygen saturation level of 95% to 100% is considered normal. Values under % are considered low.

Precautions:
  • Warm-up your fingers before placing in the device
  • Position the probe correctly.
  • Make sure you’re sitting still.
  • Remove any nail polish finger tattoos or henna dye