At Portea, we offer the versatile Pulse Oximeter for rent or purchase. This fingertip device accurately monitors SpO2 (Oxygen saturation level) and PR (Pulse Rate) through the patient’s finger. It suits home health care, hospitals, oxygen bars, communities, medical centres, and sports activities. Choose from top brands like Scure and Contec and ensure reliable health monitoring at your fingertips. Stay informed about your oxygen levels and pulse rate conveniently with our quality Pulse Oximeters.
A normal reading on a pulse oximeter is usually 95% or higher. Some individuals with chronic lung disease or sleep apnea may have normal levels of around 90%. The “SpO2” reading on the pulse oximeter indicates the percentage of oxygen in the blood. If your SpO2 reading at home is lower than 95%, it is advisable to consult your healthcare provider for further evaluation and guidance.
A pulse oximeter, or Pulse Ox, is an electronic device used to measure the saturation of oxygen carried in the red blood cells. Doctors commonly recommend it for individuals experiencing symptoms of shortness of breath or those with known lung or heart conditions. The pulse oximeter provides valuable information about the oxygen levels in the blood, helping to assess a person’s respiratory status and overall health.
A pulse oximeter provides two readings: the blood oxygen level, displayed as a percentage of SpO2 (peripheral oxygen saturation), and the heart rate, displayed as BPM (beats per minute). A normal blood oxygen level is around 95% to 100%, while a healthy heart rate typically ranges from 50 to 90 BPM. Monitoring these readings helps assess respiratory and cardiovascular health.
No, a pulse oximeter cannot directly measure blood pressure (BP). Pulse oximeters measure oxygen saturation and pulse rate by analyzing the light absorption in the blood vessels. However, some techniques use pulse oximetry to estimate blood pressure indirectly, but there are other functions of a standard pulse oximeter. A blood pressure cuff or other specialized devices are used for accurate blood pressure measurements.
The middle finger on the right hand and the right thumb are considered best for using a pulse oximeter as they tend to provide more consistent and accurate readings. A blood oxygen level reading between 94% – 99% or higher is generally considered normal and indicates normal oxygen saturation.
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