Pulse oximetry is a way to measure how much oxygen your blood is carrying. By using a pulse oximeter, your blood oxygen level can be checked without the need for needles.
he provides accurate information about your blood oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate.
Why is this important?
When your oxygen level is low, the cells in your body can have a hard time working properly.
Since accuracy is key it is important to purchase a high quality oximeter. Enter the MeasuPro Instant Read. MeasuPro promises superior accuracy and is very user friendly. It has a rotating easy to read screen that makes measurements easily visible from all angles.
A device such as the Measupro recommended by both The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association since pulse oximetry can identify some infants with critical congenital heart defect before they show signs of the condition. Once identified, babies with CCHD can be seen by cardiologists and can receive treatment that can prevent death or disability.
The MeasuPro requires two AAA batteries that are stored in an easy access battery compartment. I like the automatic shut off after five seconds of inactivity, helping prolong the battery life. And unlike other oximeters, this one includes both the required batteries and a carry case with a lanyard.
This device can serve as a great tool for athletes after a rigorous workout, those with certain lung disorders, and can be useful in some diabetic cases. Getting a reading is super simple, just place your fingertip inside the device and wait a few seconds. To test the accuracy I took it into my doctor’s office and compared the numbers. The readings were within the -/+2% range of each other.
After having a home birth without all of the hospital equipment, it was nice to be able to read baby number two's blood oxygen level. I love the easy to read large display and quick accurate response. Its nice, compact, and fits perfectly in a gym bag or purse. I am definitely purchasing one for my midwives!