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How to Use an Oximeter Probe

Limitations

When using an oximeter, there are several situations that may yield invalid results. See Using an Oximeter for more details. Also the subject must not be moving around while taking measurement; otherwise the measurement would be unsteady and not reliable.

Instruction for Use

Adult and Pediatric sensor

Select a suitable site for the sensor. The first finger is the preferred location. Alternative sites recommended are the thumb, little finger or the large toe.

Recommended position

Recommended position

Fit the finger as illustrated in the picture (right), the patient?s finger must be inserted right to the end of the sensor. When use the adult sensor, make sure that the bottom of fingernail is rightly at the position of the mark in the side of the sensor to get accurate measurement.

Correct inserting

Correct inserting

The sensor should be oriented in such a way that the cable is positioned along the top of the hand.

Cable position

Cable position

Plug the sensor into the monitor and verify proper operation as described in the instrument's operator manual.

Connect to monitor

Connect to monitor

Hold the connector rather than the cable when connecting or disconnecting the finger sensor to the oximeter.

NOTE: Do not twist unnecessarily or use excessive force then using, connecting, disconnecting, or storing the finger sensor.

Wrap sensor

Refer to the following pictures to select a suitable site for the sensor.

3 Kg and above

Recommended position

Recommended position

Recommended measuring method

Recommended measuring method

Ear sensor

Refer to the following pictures to select a suitable site for the sensor.

Recommended postion Recommended position

Recommended positions

Using an ear clip probe can be tricky. For more information on how to use an ear clip sensor, read the article How to use ear clip oximeter probe for moer details.

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