Medtronic offers flexible OEM solutions that can be integrated into a broad range of multiparameter monitoring and medical device host systems. Nellcor™ pulse oximetry technology can be deployed in virtually all clinical environments for use with neonate to adult patient populations.


Nellcor™ pulse oximetry was at the forefront of developing monitoring technology to help clinicians make informed decisions about patient respiratory status. The faster accurate readings are provided — especially for patients whose conditions can change rapidly and frequently — the earlier clinicians can determine whether intervention is required, helping to reduce risks associated with inadequate oxygenation.([FOOTNOTE=Wyllie J, Perlman JM, Kattwinkel J, Adkins DL, Chameides L, Goldsmith JP, et al. 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Resuscitation. 2010;81 (Suppl 1): e260-87.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) With the pulse at its foundation, Nellcor™ pulse oximetry algorithms are clinically validated, even under challenging conditions like patient motion, and low perfusion.

With so many monitor alarms in a hospital, it can be challenging for clinicians to know when to trust that an alarm is meaningful and actionable. Nellcor™ SatSeconds alarm management was designed to help reduce alarm fatigue. It’s a clinician-controlled feature engineered to distinguish between serious hypoxemia and minor transient events. It generates alarms based on both the depth and duration of a patient’s desaturation.

And alarms shouldn’t trigger just because of motion. That’s why the Nellcor™ SatSeconds alarm management algorithm was tested under real clinical motion conditions, not mechanically-generated motion.([FOOTNOTE=Medtronic Reports: BRPMS Essential Requirements Matrix (Doc no. 10099165); Clinical, Motion, Connery OEM Module (Doc no. 10096395); and Clinical Report-COVMOPR0384, Motion, LAMP-C (Doc no. 10099560). ],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Discover more about Nellcor™ pulse oximetry technology options for multiparameter monitoring platforms, including low power boards for integration with portable and wearable monitoring applications.

  • The Nellcor™ pulse oximetry monitoring system should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or therapy and is intended only as an adjunct in patient assessment.

  • †Oxygen saturation accuracy can be affected by certain environmental, equipment, and patient physiologic conditions (as discussed in the operator’s manual for the monitor) that influence readings of SpO2. Please consult the IFU and manual for full safety information.