First of all, before purchasing, you should review the many pulse oximeters out there in the market to make sure the one you are prepared to buy suits your needs. With the finger pulse oximeter, there are three types; the finger pulse oximeter, finger pulse oximeters FP300D, and the FP300C.
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These three types can be used in the hospital, clinics, during emergencies, and for home use. The FP300D is the pediatric fingertip pulse oximeter which is obviously what is used for young kids.
There are also handheld oximeters which are separated into the handheld pulse oximeters FP300I and FP300A. The FP 300A includes an audible and also visual alarm system so that users can be aware of changes in the pulse and oxygen levels.
The FP 300I oximeter has an attractive design and is quite small. This can be used for any type of spot check monitoring in anyone of any age and from anywhere.
Besides the pulse oximeters mentioned above, there are also handheld ECG-EKG model monitors for those of you who have asymptomatic arrhythmias or are symptomatic, if you are taking medications for your heart or have a long history of cardiothoracic surgery.
This innovative medical device known as the oximeter has been used for more than twenty years in the clinical field to measure the oxygen saturation level in a patient's blood. These oximeters are used worldwide by those patients that are critically ill and are in intensive care.