BION Finger Pulse Oximeter P100 is used to measure arterial oxygen saturation (% SpO2) of hemoglobin and pulse rate, an important indicator of your respiratory function.
What is hypoxemia and what is hypoxia
Your blood carries oxygen to the organs and tissues of your body. Hypoxemia is the condition of having low blood oxygen levels in your blood arteries, whereas hypoxia refers to low levels of oxygen in the tissues of your body.
There are several types of hypoxemias, and it can be caused by a variety of situations and health conditions. Read more about to diagnose hypoxemia with a pulse oximeter.
Pulse Oximeter Readings
Oxygen Saturation (%SpO2) %SpO2 refers to arterial oxygen saturation (% SpO2), the percentage of oxyhemoglobin (HbO2) relative to the total hemoglobin(Hb).
Beats per minute Pulse Rate (bmpPR) bmpPR refers to the pulse rate. The number of pulse beats per minute.
Perfusion Index (PI) The perfusion index indicates the pulse strength at the monitoring site.
To make informed patient management decisions, physicians often need to be aware of changes in peripheral perfusion and circulatory status (blood flow distribution to all parts of the body). Optimal pulse oximetry monitoring accuracy is dependent on the selection of a monitoring site (fingertip, hand, toe, foot, forehead, ear) characterized by good perfusion with oxygenated blood. The normal perfusion index (PI) ranges from 0.02 to 20% showing weak to strong pulse strength.