Pulse Oximetry

productPalmSAT™, offered by Nonin Medical Inc, Plymouth, Minn, is a lightweight and versatile handheld pulse oximeter designed to accurately assess blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. The device is useful in many medical locations and applications including hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics, home care, emergency services, transport, and basic overnight sleep screening. Features include 72 hours of memory, a long battery life, convenient battery access, a large LED display for easy viewing, and simple two-button operation. PalmSAT is compatible with Nonin’s full line of reusable and disposable sensors. (800) 356-8874; www.nonin.com.

productDatex-Ohmeda, Madison, Wis, introduces OxyTip®+ adhesive oximetry sensors designed for adult and pediatric applications. The OxyTip+ Adult/Pediatric and AllFit adhesive sensors both feature the added advantage of multiple applications, making it a cost-effective solution for long-term monitoring. The Adult/Pediatric sensors utilize an adhesive material that can be rejuvenated with an alcohol swab to permit reapplication at another site. The AllFit sensors are suitable for use with infants, children, and adults. They are secured with special adhesive tape and come with two sensor tapes to extend the use of the sensor. The Adult/Pediatric sensors are designed for fingers and toes, and the AllFit sensors are designed for fingers, toes, feet, or hands. Both sensors are compatible with all Datex-Ohmeda monitors and pulse oximeters. (303) 666-7001; www.us.datex-ohmeda.com.

productMasimo Corp, Irvine, Calif, offers the Radical pulse oximeter for virtually every site. Radical provides three pulse oximeters in one: a stand-alone device for bedside monitoring; a detachable handheld unit for easy portable monitoring; and a monitor interface to upgrade existing multiparameter patient monitors to Masimo SET technology. Radical not only delivers the accuracy and reliability of the Masimo SET technology, but also multifunctionality, ease of use, and true sensor standardization. (949) 250-9688; www.masimo.com.

productRespironics, Pittsburgh, announces the release of its new 920M PLUS pulse oximeter. The new handheld oximeter incorporates a bigger display, better performance, and a 72-hour memory, and is designed to better manage patients in the diagnosis and qualification phase within Respironics’ Chronic Respiratory Management Power Program™. Weighing 7.4 ounces, the oximeter stores data every 4 seconds and can be downloaded into Windows-based software for data analysis, storage, and report generation. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.

productNellcor, Pleasanton, Calif, will soon be introducing the OxiMax™ pulse oximetry system—pending 510(k) clearance—which incorporates intelligence in both the sensor and the monitor to create a more flexible monitoring system. The OxiMax system includes the new Nellcor N-595 pulse oximeter and the interactive OxiMax sensors. The system is used to continuously monitor arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and pulse rate for neonatal through adult patients. A digital memory chip embedded in the sensor itself contains all the calibration and operating data for that sensor design. This gives the OxiMax monitor the versatility to operate more accurately with a diverse range of sensor designs. (800) 635-5267; www.nellcor.com.

productBCI Inc, Waukesha, Wis, introduces the Digit™ Finger Oximeter, a pulse oximeter and sensor that provides fast, reliable SpO2 pulse rates and pulse strength measurements on pediatric and adult patients. Features include a large LED display for use in a wide range of light or dark environments, a one-button keypad for ease of operation, and an auto power shutdown after 8 seconds when not in use. The unit is available in two color combinations, and is ideal for use in emergency departments, hospitals, and clinical home environments. (800) 558-2345; www.smiths-bci.com.