A merging of wireless technology and medical care is still in its infancy, but health systems that began pilot programs with the technology in recent years say they see signs that it is keeping patients healthier.
With the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, pulse oximetry is poised to play an even bigger role in helping hospitals achieve the end goal of reducing readmissions through patient monitoring.
RT consulted leaders in patient monitoring technology to find out how pulse oximetry is evolving and how devices are improving chronic respiratory disease management.
UC Berkeley engineers have created a pulse oximeter sensor comprised of organic materials.
Masimo's latest noninvasive patient monitoring parameter, Oxygen Reserve Index ORI, can provide advanced warning of potential hypoxia and may help clinicians optimize oxygenation before and during prolonged intubation.
Royal Philips and Radboud University Medical Center (Nijmegen, Netherlands) have launched a prototype monitoring device to support patients with COPD.
The FDA has issued 510(k) clearance for the Nellcor Portable SpO2 Patient Monitoring System (PM10N), according to a Covidien announcement.
The industry’s newest pulse oximeters are providing faster, more in-depth analysis of patient vitals.
CHRISTUS Health (Dallas) will start using Nellcor pulse oximetry technology from Covidien to improve patient safety.
RT Magazine's annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
One of the most inherent problems with pulse oximetry has been obtaining accurate readings from patients who fail to remain still or who have poor circulation. Until now.
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.