Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive test that measures the oxygen saturation levels in the blood. It is usually performed by attaching a small device called a pulse oximeter to your fingertip. The pulse oximeter emits light that passes through your finger and is used to estimate the oxygen saturation in your blood. This test is quick, convenient and helps to monitor a person’s oxygen levels, especially those with breathing difficulties or lung conditions.
How to take a reading
In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you have a pulse oximeter for home use.
To use a pulse oximeter, you should:
- Remove any jewelry or fingernail polish from the measurement site if using your finger.
- Ensure your hand is warm, relaxed, and below heart level if attaching the device to your hand.
- Place the device on your finger, earlobe, or toe.
- Leave the device in place to monitor your pulse and oxygen saturation levels.
- Take off the device after the test is done.
- Pulse oximetry works by shining small beams of light through your blood in your finger, which measures the amount of oxygen. This test is non-invasive and painless.
The results of the pulse oximetry will provide you with both your oxygen saturation levels and heart rate.
Why Orca Medical
- Orca Medical provides advanced breathing equipment solutions that meet the stringent standards of healthcare organizations. We also have full partnerships with major medical clinics in Georgia.
- Orca Medical’s laboratory services offer fast and accurate fault diagnosis and repair, carried out by qualified technicians in a controlled environment.
- Orca Medical provides professional training and close supervision, including a detailed explanation of the equipment at the customer’s location and adapting the device to the customer’s specific medical needs.
- Orca Medical offers 24/7 customer service with knowledgeable representatives always available to assist with any questions or requests.
Orca Medical and AVERSI offer a one-of-a-kind service. Upon a doctor’s recommendation for medical oxygen, a professional and certified oxygen technician from Orca Medical will arrive to provide the necessary equipment.