These days, smartphones are becoming less important than tiny pulseoximeters. Many people are looking for a pulse-oximeter to aid them in their difficult COVID times. If you buy a reputable brand, an oximeter should cost at most Rs 2500. In India, oximeters can be purchased in many offline and online shops.
These are the tips that you need to remember when buying a pulseoximeter. Today, we will talk about how to properly use your pulseoximeter.
How to use your pulse oximeter correctly
Rest for at least 10 to 15 minutes, then breathe deeply. This will enable you to take accurate measurements.
Place your hands on the chest and hold for several seconds.
Select the correct hand. You can place the oximeter on your middle or index finger. If the oximeter displays random numbers, you can easily change your hand.
Before the reading can be stable, you must make sure that your pulse oximeter remains in the same place.
Only register the highest result if the reading has stabilized. It will take some time.
It is important to ensure the correct identification of your reader
Monitoring your blood oxygen level at least 3 times per day is highly advised. You should look out for signs and symptoms such as weakness.
Consult a doctor immediately if you feel breathless or your blood oxygen level drops below 93%.
How do I purchase a pulseoximeter?
Make sure you know what type of oximeter it is. Because they’re easy to locate and inexpensive, pulse oximeters are popular at home.
You must ensure accuracy. An expensive, high-quality oximeter will always be better than one that is cheap.
Make sure to check for certifications. This is necessary for any health device. Only certified ones.
Compare brands and features. Choose a quality brand.