FINGER PULSE OXIMETER
FINGER PULSE OXIMETER INFORMATION
Link: Why we do not sell $30 Finger Pulse Oximeters
Key benefits of a Finger Pulse Oximeter:
Finger pulse oximeters only weigh a couple of ounces. They are so
small they can fit in your shirt pocket.
- Finger pulse oximeters display SpO2 (Oxygen Saturation %)
and heart rate in beats per minute. This is the same information that
larger more expensive hand held and tabletop pulse oximeters provide without
Pediatric to Adult
- Finger pulse oximeters sold by Turner Medical can work on pediatric
to adult patients. Nonin finger oximeters have the best patient range.
If the users finger is thicker than a No. 2 pencil than the Nonin finger
oximeter will be able to get a reading.
- Turner Medical only sells oximeters with a manufacturer's
warranty. All finger pulse oximeters sold by Turner Medical have at
least a two year warranty and have service centers in the United States.
One reason why we don't sell Chinese finger pulse oximeters is because they
do not support their products in the United States.
- Finger pulse oximeters provide accurate readings within seconds making it
the perfect device for spot checks.
Finger Pulse Oximeter Limitations:
No Alarms -
Since finger pulse oximeters are primarily used for spot checks (quick
readings) and not for extended continuous readings there are no alarm
options for finger pulse oximeters. We recommend
hand held or tabletop
oximeters with alarms
if the alarm option is required.
Memory - Most finger
pulse oximeters do not have memory. The Nonin 9560 Bluetooth finger
oximeter stores 20 measurements that can be transferred to a Bluetooth
capable device (cell phone, PC) with proper software. The Nonin 9560 does not come with software. The Nonin Connect, Nonin 9591 Onyx 3 and the Masimo MightySat do not have memory but they have the ability to "stream" readings to an app via a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone or tablet.
Infants / Neonates -
Finger oximeters will not work on infants and neonates. Hand held and
tabletop oximeters with a proper sized sensor is still the best way to take
oxygen and heart rate readings from infants and neonates. The Nonin 9590 finger pulse oximeter can work on pediatric toes or fingers as long as the size is the thickness of a number 2 pencil or larger. No other finger oximeter can work on digits that small.