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Monitors, Physiologic, Pulse Oximetry

Definition : Monitors designed for continuous measurement and display of the percent saturation of hemoglobin in arterial blood (SpO2). The monitors usually determine the relative amount of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin (O2Hb and HHb, respectively) by measuring light absorbance changes resulting from arterial blood flow pulsations. These monitors consist of an electronic unit that includes electronic circuits, an LCD (liquid crystal display), red and infrared light sources (usually light emitting diodes [LEDs]), photodetectors, and probes typically attached to a finger. The monitor may include audible and/or visual alarms that are triggered when the patient's SpO2 drops below preset limits. Pulse oximetry is usually assessed with multipurpose, vital signs, and electrocardiography monitors (sometimes by adding a dedicated module). Dedicated bedside, telemetric, and personal monitors for clinical and/or patient self-monitoring are also available.

Entry Terms : "Monitors, Oxygen" , "Oxygen Monitors" , "Blood Gas Monitors, Oxygen" , "Vital Signs Monitors" , "Multiwavelength Oximeters" , "Pulse Oximetry Physiologic Monitors"

UMDC code : 34448

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Masimo Corp

Company Type: Parent

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, including medical devices and a wide array of sensors.

Nonin Medical Inc

Company Type: Parent

With over 25 years of experience and dedication to the design and support of noninvasive physiological monitoring devices, Nonin Medical has helped numerous medical professionals worldwide meet clinical and economic objectives.

SleepMed Inc

Company Type: Parent

SleepMed was formed in December 1999 through the merger of Sleep Disorder Centers of America (SDCA), based in Columbia SC, and DigiTrace Care Services, Inc. (DCSI), based in Boston MA. SDCA was founded in 1994 by Dr. Richard K. Bogan, who has board certifications in sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and internal medicine.

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