A tiny pulse oximeter is becoming more essential than smartphones these days. People who do not have a pulse oximeter in this difficult COVID time are searching for one. A good oximeter will cost you at least Rs 2500 if it is from a well-respected brand. You can find oximeters in many online and offline shops across India.
The tips you should keep in mind when purchasing a pulseoximeter were discussed previously. We will discuss how to use your pulse oximeter correctly today.
How to correctly use a pulse oximeter
First, rest for at least 10-15 minutes and then take deep breaths. It will allow for accurate measurements.
You must place your hand on the chest, and then hold it still for a few seconds.
Choose the right hand. The oximeter can be placed on either your index or middle finger. You can change your hand if the oximeter shows random numbers.
You must ensure that the pulse oximeter is in the exact same spot until the reading becomes stable.
Once the reading is stable, you can only register the highest value result. This will take a while.
You must ensure that the reader is correctly identified
It is highly recommended that you monitor your blood oxygen levels at least three times per day. Check for any signs or symptoms of COVID, such as weakness.
If you experience breathlessness, or if your blood oxygen levels fall below 93% or more, consult a doctor immediately.
How to purchase a pulse oximeter
Check the type of oximeter. People buy pulse oximeters at home because they are easy to find and affordable.
It’s crucial to check for accuracy. A good, expensive oximeter is always better than a cheap one.
Check for certificates. It is essential for all health devices. But only those that are certified.
Check features and brands. Choose a quality brand.