How do I ensure I get the most accurate readings when using my pulse oximeter sensor?

Modified on Mon, 14 Nov 2022 at 04:21 PM

Pulse Oximeters are highly accurate when used according to best practices. 

The following variables below can impact oximeter accuracy…

- Brightness of Light

- Probe Placement

- Pressure on the Wrist

- Nerve-Blocking Medications

- Movement

- Artificial Nail Accessories

- Other Health Condition 

For more detailed information on each of these factors and how to mitigate inaccuracy in your oximeter readings - read our blog post on Factors That Affect Pulse Oximeter Readings.

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