When risk is highest, you need accuracy the most. 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=])
In the United States, about 4,800 (or 11.6 per 10,000) babies are born every year with critical congenital heart defects (CCHD). These babies are at significant risk if this condition goes undiagnosed.([FOOTNOTE=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/pediatricgenetics/CCHDscreening.html. Walsh, W., Evaluation of pulse oximetry screening in Middle Tennessee: cases for consideration before universal screening. J Perinatol, 2011 Feb. 31(2): p. 125-9.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
The high risk patient is not always easily identified. Patients can have a high BMI with sleep apnea, be an immediate or post-op surgery patient, be geriatric, or be at risk for respiratory failure.
Because you need accuracy the most when risk is highest, the LoSat expanded accuracy feature in Nellcor™ adhesive sensors offer clinicians the ability to monitor patients confidently with accurate and non-invasive pulse oximetry in the lower SpO2 ranges.([FOOTNOTE=Internal Covidien Studies: Nellcor Technical Staff. A Technology Overview of the Nellcor™ with OxiMax™ Pulse Oximetry System, 2003.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])