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Health-Ox Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
Used extensively in hospitals and other healthcare settings, a pulse oximeter is a mobile, medical device that measures blood oxygen saturation and heart rate levels. Oximeters are ideal for individuals with cardiac or respiratory conditions, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which require them to monitor their vitals daily. Sleep apnea patients, athletes, pilots, and divers may also use these devices. Pulse oximeters are typically attached to the finger, where the blood supply is richest.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing an oximeter for at-home use:
Fingertip oximeters are great for spot checks at home. Small, portable and easiest to use, they clip right on top of your fingernail and generate a reading within seconds. Our top pick is the Health-Ox from Drive Medical. This finger oximeter features a 4-way display and provides 30 hours of continuous use!
People who are constantly on-the-go may wish to invest in a wrist pulse oximeter, which leaves the hands free for other activities.
Larger in size, handheld oximeters are ideal for healthcare settings and bedridden patients. These devices can be used for spot checks or continuous monitoring.
To determine the accuracy of your oximeter, compare its results with those from an oximeter used at your doctor’s office. Inaccurate readings can be dangerous, preventing you from getting the help you need.
An oximeter with audible alarms can help alert users about low oxygen saturation levels. This feature is especially helpful for caregivers and in hospice settings. The DigiO2 Oximeter uses both audible and visual alarms to notify users of low oxygen saturation and a high or low pulse rate.
Most of the oximeters we offer fit in the palm of your hand, making them very portable and great for travel. The size of the oximeter you choose depends on your preference. Some devices come with a carrying case for extra protection and convenience.
If you have trouble reading standard digital displays, consider oximeters with larger numbers and a backlight. Some oximeters also feature a multi-way display so that you can read it in any position.
Some oximeters feature a low battery indicator and/or automatic shut off to save battery life. Depending on the brand and model, oximeters can last between 30 to 100 hours of use. The smaller devices use AAA batteries while the larger oximeters may need an electrical outlet for charging.
Select a pulse oximeter that can withstand accidental drops and other hazards. The Health-Ox comes with a protective boot designed to keep the unit from getting damaged. Other oximeters come with a pouch for extra protection.
In some cases, you may need to record your oximetry readings for analysis by clinicians and lab technicians. Every hand held pulse oximeter that we offer is capable of recording these measurements for computer analysis; the most convenient option is the Nonin Onyx II 9560, which features Bluetooth technology. You may need to purchase software to take advantage of these capabilities.
We carry a large selection of pulse oximeters to accommodate all users with respiratory conditions. If you still need help choosing an oximeter, please call us at 1-888-550-2450 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A fingertip pulse oximeter is an essential part of anyone's nebulizer supplies. Pulse oximeters and nebulizers go hand in hand because an oximeter allows you to check your blood oxygen level (which shows how well your lungs are functioning) whenever you want! This is especially helpful for people with asthma, as low blood oxygen levels often signify an increased susceptibility to an asthma attack. This simple device can show you when you need to take better care to avoid asthma triggers and/or places where an increased amount of asthma triggers (e.g. pet dander at a friend’s house) exist. Read More
The Drive Medical Health-Ox is easy to use and gives you an accurate and quick reading of your blood oxygen and heart rate values. More advanced pulse oximeters, like the Nonin 2500 PalmSAT, allow you to view your vitals on a computer and share it with others. This increased information can be a valuable asset when working with your doctor to draft the best asthma action plan possible.