How to use pulse oximeter in the right way everything you should know before buying The result of this is that people get unnecessarily upset due to wrong readings.
In the second wave of the Covid-19, one of the devices that have been the most discussed is the Pulse Oximeter. With the help of this device, we can continuously monitor the blood-oxygen level (SpO2) of our body. If the oxygen level falls, one can get admission in the hospital after consulting a doctor.
There are several types of Pulse Oximeter presently in the market, which cost between Rs 600 and Rs 4,000. A good brand Pulse Oximeter comes at a price of around Rs 2,500. Let us know how to use Pulse Oximeter properly.
This is the right way
Before measuring blood oxygen level, make sure that you have not done any work for 10 to 15 minutes. Pulse Oximeter can be applied in the fingers of any of your hands. Before applying it, you should be in a state of relaxation and take a deep breath. By taking a deep breath, it works correctly and gives correct readings.
The hand holding the oximeter should not move and should be in the position of the rest.
You can apply it between the right hand or index finger. Do not consider the readings of the oximeter to be correct until its result is constant.
For this, you have to keep the hand steady for a few seconds.
You can measure the oxygen level of your body three to four times a day. If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, then you should constantly measure the oxygen level of the body through it.