What is Pulse oximeter?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Nellcor Oximax N-595 BCI 3303 Pulse Oximeter Nellcor Oximax N-560 Show all

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A pulse oximeter is a medical device that indirectly measures the oxygen saturation of a patient's blood (compared with measuring oxygen saturation directly through a blood sample).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Evaluation/monitoring 8 2
Breathing difficulty 2 0
Cerebral palsy 1 0
Diagnostic assessment 1 0
Fatigue 1 0
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pulse oximeter

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Pulse oximeter

Dosage Patients
4 hr weekly 1
4 hr daily 1
daily 1
hours as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Pulse oximeter

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Pulse oximeter

Duration

Currently using Pulse oximeter

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Pulse oximeter

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Pulse oximeter

Aug 17, 2010 (Started Jan 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
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