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Physiologic Monitor Modules, Pulse Oximetry

Definition : Modules designed to be used as a component of a physiologic monitor, along with related devices, to acquire, measure, and process information for the purpose of continuously, noninvasively monitoring the percent of oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in arterial blood; oxygen saturation values indicate whether the patient's blood is carrying sufficient oxygen. These modules contain electronic circuits or other technology designed to acquire and/or process a signal from one or more physiologic sensors (e.g., probes) and transmit it to the physiologic monitor, which contains the software designed to support the module's intended function(s). Pulse oximetry probes typically have red and infrared light sources that transmit light through a pulsating arterial bed (e.g., in the patient's fingertip or earlobe), along with photodetectors that receive the light that passes through the arterial bed. Oxygenated hemoglobin (O2Hb) and deoxygenated hemoglobin (HHb) in the blood absorb the two wavelengths of light differently. Based on the relative absorption of the wavelengths, the pulse oximetry module determines the relative amount of O2Hb and HHb in the blood and calculates and displays the SpO2 value. Pulse oximetry monitor modules must be inserted in a dedicated location (e.g., "slot") within a physiologic monitor (e.g., modular or modular/configured bedside or transport monitor) or related device (e.g., module rack) in order to support the desired function(s). Typical functions include display of numeric values/trends for SpO2, display of the plethysmogram waveform, and appropriate initiation of visual/audible alarms. Many modules also allow for monitoring and display of the patient's pulse rate (e.g., with a numeric value in beats per minute).

Entry Terms : "Pulse Oximetry Modules, Physiologic Monitor" , "Physiologic Monitor Modules, Oximetry" , "Physiologic Monitor Modules, Hemoglobin Oxygenation Saturation (SpO2)"

UMDC code : 20781

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Kentec Medical Inc

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Kentec is uniquely positioned to respond rapidly to customer needs and market trends. Not only are we privileged to represent some of the leading manufacturers in the healthcare industry, but we have developed our own line of branded products under the Ameritus label.

Masimo Corp

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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

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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.

Roscoe Medical Inc

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Solaris Medical Technology Inc

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