Nonin Medical has launched the NoninConnect Elite Model 3240 Bluetooth Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter for clinicians and their patients. The NoninConnect Elite is designed to measure arterial blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate and features Nonin’s PureSAT pulse oximetry technology. The device aims to help clinicians and patients with respiratory conditions and to help identify issues for early intervention and avoid rehospitalization.

According to a Nonin Medical news release, the NoninConnect Elite uses Bluetooth Smart wireless technology to enable clinicians to remotely view patients’ SpO2 readings in real time. Clinicians and patients can save or share their SpO2 history via e-mail by using the NoninConnect iOS mobile app on their compatible Apple device, and patients are also able to share spot-check readings via the app.

The Nonin Medical news release indicates that compatible devices with the NoninConnect Elite and NoninConnect app include the: iPhone 4S and newer, iPad 3 and newer, all iPad Air and iPad Minis, and the iPod Touch 5th edition and newer (with Apple iOS 8.1 or newer installed).

“Making the right decision for patients who have COPD and complicating co-morbidities such as congestive heart failure often depends on getting an accurate oxygen saturation reading,” says Rick Eagle, vice president of sales for Nonin Medical. “A new independent hypoxia lab study on humans, which simulated COPD patient conditions, demonstrates that Nonin’s PureSAT pulse oximetry technology captures and reports worsening patient conditions better than other FDA-cleared oximeter brands.”

Eagle adds, “These findings are significant for clinicians who want a pulse oximeter that is going to be accurate, reliable and cost effective for all patients, including very sick patients like those with COPD.”

Source: Nonin Medical