RT Magazine takes a closer look at 7 patient monitoring and pulse oximetry devices from leading manufacturers like Covidien, Masimo, and Nonin Medical.
Technological influences from industry and consumer products are helping to evolve the functionality of pulse oximetry.
RT Magazine’s Technology Guide for Pulse Oximetry devices is now available as a downloadable pdf. This Pulse Oximetry Technology Guide is generously underwritten by Nonin Medical Inc, leaders in noninvasive medical monitoring.
Nonin’s Bluetooth Smart Model 3230 finger pulse oximeter allows secure connections to Bluetooth Smart-ready devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and telehealth solutions.
As telemedicine opportunities expand, companies and respiratory care professionals are developing mobile health devices that connect more patients with the benefits of pulse oximetry.
Masimo has received a CE marking for its O3 regional oximetry technology, which allows clinicians to continuously and simultaneously measure regional oxygen saturation and arterial oxygen saturation via sensors placed on the patient’s skin.
The cellular connectivity hub connects remote patients, providers, and other Alere products to a unified health platform.
NoninConnect is designed for consumers who want to measure their arterial blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. The device does not require a doctor’s prescription.
Patient monitoring technology like pulse oximetry provides a safety net for infants in neonatal ICUs, while new advances in home monitoring look to deliver children’s vital signs to parents’ smart phones.
More and more product manufacturers and 3rd-party companies have begun to offer reprocessing programs for some medical devices, such as pulse oximeters, that provide the same reliable patient care but with an added savings and environmental benefit.