Proven technology, state-of-the-art design

The Nellcor™ bedside respiratory patient monitoring system is a portable pulse oximeter intended for prescription use only as a continuous non-invasive monitor of arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and pulse rate of adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients during both no motion and motion conditions, and for patients who are well or poorly perfused. The monitoring system is intended for use in hospitals, hospital-type facilities, and during intra-hospital transport. The OxiMax SPD™ Alert (SPD) feature is intended only for facility-use care of adults to detect patterns of desaturation indicative of repetitive reductions in airflow through the upper airway and into the lungs.

The Nellcor™ bedside respiratory patient monitoring system incorporates the latest Nellcor™ digital signal processing and cardiac-based technology for accurate, reliable readings. Because Nellcor™ pulse oximetry is closely tied to patient physiology, it helps to drive consistent performance during various challenging conditions, such as patient movement, noise, and low perfusion which can impede the assessment of patient respiratory status*. The patient monitoring system is also cleared as a motion-­tolerant bedside pulse oximeter that is compliant with ISO 80601--­2--­61.

With its intuitive, easy-to-read, graphical user interface and state-of-the-art color touch screen, this monitoring system provides clinicians with easy access to the critical information they need for patient care. The system provides continuous SpO2, pulse rate and respiration rate monitoring, SatSeconds alarm management, and Saturation Pattern Detection (SPD) alert, so clinicians may detect respiratory complications earlier and, therefore, intervene sooner.

*Physiological conditions such as excessive patient movement, medical procedures, or external agents such as dysfunctional hemoglobin, arterial dyes, low perfusion, dark pigment, and externally applied coloring agents such as nail polish, dye, or pigmented cream may interfere with the monitoring system’s ability to detect and display measurements.

Because of the proliferation of radio frequency transmitting equipment and other sources of electrical noise in health care environments (for example, electrosurgical units, cellular phones, mobile two-way radios, electrical appliances, and high-definition television), it is possible that high levels of such interference due to close proximity or strength of a source might result in disruption of monitoring system performance.


  • Modular software, expandable parameters and easy upgrades to help ensure long­term functionality
  • State-of-the-art, lightweight and versatile design
  • Multiple connectivity options
  • Includes Nellcor™ respiration rate technology, which delivers oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and respiration rate through a single finger sensor.

Nellcor™ pulse oximetry with Oximax™ technology has accuracy claims of +/- 2% in the standard ranges of 70% to 100% saturation, and best-in-class LoSat accuracy claims of +/- 3% of 60% to 80%, enabling clinicians to accurately assess patients’ oxygen saturation.([FOOTNOTE=Saraswat A, Simionato L, Dawson J, et al. Determining the best method of Nellcor™ pulse oximeter sensor application in neonates. Acta Paediatr. December 19, 2011.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=O’Donnell CPF, Kamlin COF, Davis PG, Morley CJ. Obtaining pulse oximetry data in neonates: a randomized crossover study of sensor application techniques. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2005;90:F84-F85.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

The speed of measuring oxygenation and displaying the value has been shown to be clinically important. In two published papers, clinical studies employed different sequences for sensor application and connection to the patient; Nellcor™ OxiMax™ technology responded fastest to changes in neonate patients.1,2


The Nellcor™ bedside respiratory patient monitoring system provides SpO2, pulse rate, and respiration rate monitoring through a single finger sensor as well as SatSeconds alarm management.

The monitor also features Saturation Pattern Detection (SPD) alert for automated, real-time detection of desaturation patterns indicative of repetitive reductions in airflow through the upper airway and into the lungs*. As an institution’s needs change, the system’s highly modular software and hardware can be upgraded on-site with new features and parameters, offering long-term functionality.

The system memory stores up to 48 hours of trend data at one second intervals. Clinicians can view the data in real-time, as historical trend data in graphical and tabular views, or download the data to a USB flash drive. With both real-time and trend data, clinicians get a complete picture of patient progress and are better informed to make treatment decisions.

  • Provides easy access to critical information via a stand-alone bedside monitor with SpO2, pulse rate, and respiration rate parameters
  • Numbers and trend data are provided and clearly displayed in real-time
  • Stores up to 48 hours of trend data readings at one-second intervals in memory that can be stored on a PC for analysis and archiving
  • Audible and visual alarms for low and high respiration rate
  • Includes the Saturation Pattern Detection alert (SPD) that provides a real-time indication of the presence of repetitive reductions in airflow (RRiA) through an adult patient’s upper airway and into the lungs
  • Field-upgradable via a USB port for feature enhancements/improvements or new parameters, including Nellcor™ respiration rate software
  • Includes Nellcor™ SatSeconds alarm management, a clinician-controlled feature that  helps distinguish clinically significant events from minor and brief desaturations that may result in nuisance alarms
  • Offers various screen layouts that give the user the ability to select among a set of predefined views and easily switch between views
  • Based on a portable, lightweight design that enables easy transport

*The SPD™ Alert parameter is not indicated for use on pediatric patients, but on adult patients only. This option is not available for neonates.