A pulse oximeter is a medical device that measures heart rate and the oxygen level in the blood, expressed as the percent of oxygen saturation. Pulse oximeters operate by shining light through the skin to the blood vessels below. These devices are routinely used in many health care settings and are available over the counter. High oxygen saturation — close to 100 percent — indicates that the red blood cells are fully loaded with oxygen from the lungs.
The LIGHTHOUSE™ Medical Emergency Kit is designed to meet the basic medical emergency needs of a dental practice treating patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. The goal of the LIGHTHOUSE™ Medical Emergency Kit is to equip dental clinics with the required medications to be complaint by today's standard. As an owner of a LIGHTHOUSE™ Medical Emergency Kit, you are automatically enrolled in a program called "Automatic Replenishment". The program is a service exclusively offered by HANSAmed to track, monitor and replenish each individual medication in your LIGHTHOUSE™ Medical Emergency Kit prior to expiration. This service guarantees your medications will remain current and up to date. The medications and devices included in a LIGHTHOUSE™ Kit are quick, safe and easy to administer.
LighthouseTM provides dental clinics with vital medications, convenience, peace of mind and training to assist all dental staff in becoming equipped to handle a medical emergency in the office. With licensing and approval from Health Canada, we are able to provide clinics with quality medications to help you save a life.
Features and benefits:
- Dependable and easy way to spot check oxygen and heart rate levels
- A simple one-button operation
- LED display makes it easy to see your readings
- Auto power off when you remove your finger for maximum battery life
- Padded with soft silicone
- Noninvasive and does not prick
- Step 1 : Turn on the pulse oximeter by firmly pressing the power button. The screen should light up almost instantly.
- Step 2 : Place the sensor — the part that opens and closes like a clothespin — on any finger, with the sensor screen above the fingernail. If the sensor does not have a screen, run the cable along the back of the finger or hand. Do not use the thumb because readings are less reliable than finger readings.
- Step 3 : Wait quietly while the pulse oximeter acquires a signal. This may take 10 seconds or more, depending on conditions. Excessive movement during measurement can decrease the accuracy of the result or may cause an error message.
- Step 4 : Look at the display to see the heart rate, usually indicated with a heart or pulsing light. The percent of oxygen saturation is typically indicated by the symbol “SpO2.”
- Step 5 : Leave the sensor on for continuous monitoring. If only a single measurement is required, remove the sensor and press the power button to turn off the device.
Warnings and precautions:
- A normal percent oxygen saturation reading is in the 95 to 100 percent range. In the event of a low oxygen saturation measurement, look for signs of respiratory distress. This includes shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing or a bluish discoloration of the face, lips or fingernails. Seek medical attention right away if the respiratory distress is a new or uncomfortable symptom. If the symptom gets worse, or if the pulse oximeter measurement is below 90 percent, seek medical attention.
- 1 unit of LIGHTHOUSE™ Creative Med PC60C2 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter for Adult