In the pre-hospital/EMS environment, it can be helpful to have a small, lightweight, ergonomic pulse oximetry monitor that is reliable, even in difficult monitoring conditions.([FOOTNOTE=10101937 - Motion, Clinical Protocol 081400-N Rev F-1 - Low Perfusion Testing Nell1],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Nellcor™ hand-held patient monitors incorporate patented Nellcor™ digital signal processing technology to deliver accurate, reliable SpO2 and pulse rate values even during low perfusion and signal interference, including patient motion.1
The Nellcor™ portable PM10N monitor is intended to monitor a broad range of patients in mobile, pre-hospital and EMS environments.
The Nellcor™ N-85 hand-held monitor is designed for patient care, anywhere. Engineered with both Microstream™ capnography and Nellcor™ pulse oximetry with OxiMax™ technology, the monitor is convenient for spot checks and continuous monitoring in a variety of settings, including EMS/ED, transport, critical care, operating room, sleep lab and during procedural sedation.
Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensors are available in a wide array of options: reusable, adhesive and non-adhesive. Non-adhesive sensors can be used for neonates and patients with sensitive skin. When a patient is in respiratory distress and SpO2 is lower than 80%, accurate, real-time information is crucial. Used with Nellcor™ pulse oximeters, the Nellcor™ forehead SpO2 sensor may detect hypoxemic events faster than other sensors.2
Nellcor™ non-adhesive sensors detect hypoxemic events 90 seconds faster([FOOTNOTE=Bebout DE, Mannheimer PD, Wun C-C. Site-dependent differences in the time to detect changes in saturation during low perfusion. Crit Care Med. 2001;29(12)A115.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=MacLeod DB, Cortinez LI, Keifer JC, et al. The desaturation response time of finger pulse oximeters during mild hypothermia. Anaesthesia. 2005;60(1):65-71.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=A technology overview of the NellcorTM OxiMaxTM pulse oximetry system. Internal testing.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) and feature LoSatTM technology, providing an accuracy range of 60%-100%.([FOOTNOTE=Internal Covidien Studies: Nellcor Technical Staff. A Technology Overview of the NellcorTM with OxiMaxTM Pulse Oximetry System, 2003.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])