The pulse oximeter
is a tool designed to measure the levels of oxygen saturation in the blood. This is achieved by passing two wavelengths of light through the patient to a photo-detector that measures the absorbency levels of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. The entire process takes only seconds, and you don’t have to worry about pricking your finger to check on your health.
For those living with asthma, it’s important to know how well you’re controlling your symptoms. One device used to measure this level of control is an oximeter. Oximeters clip onto your fingertip to inform you of your current blood oxygen level through the use of light. While often used in hospitals by doctors and nurses to monitor your vital signs, you can use oximeters to see how well one of your body’s most important organs is functioning – your lungs. Read More