Pulse Oximeters are easy to use, accurate and precise, whilst non-invasive devices for painless monitoring oxygen saturation of arterial blood and pulse rate at the fingertips. Beurer Pulse Oximeters offer the benefits of smart technology, enabling the users to view the measurements on flexible colour display aligned with the direction of the monitor positioning for easy reading. The measurements are presented in clear and easy to understand colour graphics.
Pulse Oximeter measurements understanding
Normal values of pulse oximeter readings depend on many factors, such as the health status, oxygen percentage in the air, the activities performed and respiratory rate.
- For a healthy person, the SpO2 (normal blood oxygen saturation level) is between 94% ĘC 99%.
- When a person suffers with mild respiratory disease, the blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) falls to between 90% - 94%. Unless you have already consulted your doctor, you should do so as soon as possible.
- When oxygen saturation (SpO2) falls below 90% (<90%), critical level exists and the sufferer may require supplementary oxygen administration. Medical attention should be sought urgently.
Please note that the above classification does not apply to people with certain pre-existing conditions (such as asthma, heart problems, respiratory diseases) and when at altitudes above 1500 m.
Low oxygen saturation value usually indicates underlying health problems, such as asthma and other respiratory complaints, cardiac problems, etc.).
People presenting with low oxygen saturation are likely to experience shortness of breath, higher pulse rate, outbreaks of sweating, fatigue and weakness or nervousness and anxiety.
People with chronic low oxygen saturation should be monitored under medical supervision. If your oxygen saturation levels are low, consult your doctor ĘC even if you do not experience symptoms such as breathlessness, increased heart rate, nervousness or fatigue.
Pulse oximeters are of great value to people at risk, helping them to monitor their oxygen saturation regularly for awareness and peace of mind and for keeping their doctor informed!
If you are in any doubt as to the status of your health, always consult your doctor for advice or further investigations.