Having been successfully used in critical care, anesthesia and postanesthesia care unit, and home care, pulse oximeters have been introduced in other areas of health care.
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Lower values are an alarm sign.
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In 2011, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services added pulse oximetry to the recommended uniform screening panel.
The small unit is portable hence ideal for home use and people who want to monitor the oxygen saturation level while on the go.