The Program*

Ensure quality and cost savings with the Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sustainability program

The Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sustainability program offers four different programs, giving you the flexibility to choose the right mix of services to meet your needs — without compromising the quality of patient care.

No matter which program you participate in, you’ll have the potential to save significant costs and help reduce your hospital’s environmental footprint — without sacrificing pulse oximetry sensor integrity or performance.


There are many ways the Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sustainability program can benefit your hospital.

The Nellcor™ Pulse Oximetry Sustainability Program benefits your hospital in multiple ways. When you take advantage of our programs, you'll save money. Because our remanufactured sensors are manufactured to the same high quality specifications as new sensors, you'll ensure excellent patient care. And when you recycle sensors, you reduce your hospital's environmental footprint and decrease waste.


How you can participate and what is required from your staff

Participation is easy and requires only minimal effort on the part of your hospital.

  • We'll provide the containers needed.
  • You choose the internal "champions" needed to gain support for the initiative.
  • Clinicians simply place the used Nellcor™ sensors in a designated container and not the trash.

Wasting sensors is no way to go green. 

Get the sensors that really help you meet your goals.

If you’re using third-party reprocessed SpO2 sensors, you may not be getting what you expect. Medtronic put 160 sensors—originally manufactured by Medtronic and later reprocessed by Stryker—through the same tests we use for Medtronic-produced new and remanufactured Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensors. The results may surprise you.

Remanufactured versus reprocessed: There is a difference.

  • †The Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sustainability program is only available in the United States.