SPO2: What is it And What Should Your SPO2 Be?


There are so many medical terms that are batted about in the doctor’s office and emergency room that it is sometimes hard to keep up. During cold, flu and RSV season, one of the most vital terms is SPO2. Also known as pulse ox, this number represents an estimate of the oxygen levels in a person’s bloodstream. Along with blood … Read More

3 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Baby Pulse Oximeter

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Within the last few years, wearable devices for babies have popped up claiming to do everything from preventing SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) to give parents a piece of mind that their baby is still breathing, even while they sleep. While parents have flocked to these devices, there is no substitute for having a clinical baby pulse oximeter in your … Read More

How to Interpret Pulse Oximeter Readings

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Once the clip of a pulse oximeter goes on your finger (or toe or earlobe), a doctor or nurse will wait a few seconds for two numbers to pop up. After a few seconds more, they will make a note of these numbers and begin making treatment decisions based on them. What are these mysterious numbers that hold so much … Read More

How does a Pulse Oximeter Work?

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Whether you are ill, experiencing a medical emergency or the victim of an accident, the first thing a nurse will do is slip what looks like a small clip on one of your fingers to gather two pieces of information – your heart rate and your blood oxygen level. Turns out, these pieces of information will define the first few … Read More