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How Do Pulse Oximeters Work?

The pulse oximeter ("pulse ox") is perhaps the greatest noninvasive perioperative/acute care monitor created in the modern era. It uses a light emitter and photodetector to analyze light absorbance across an extremity (typically a finger or…
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What Does A Pulse Oximeter Tell Us?

Routinely utilized in ICUs, operating rooms, and telemetry floors, the pulse oximeter ("pulse ox") is perhaps the single greatest monitoring advancement in the modern medical era. It relies on the fact that oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin…
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