What is Pulse Oximeter? How does it work?

The second wave of COVID-19 has hit Nepal. Due to insufficient beds and oxygen cylinders in hospitals, lots of people are isolating themselves. Because of the latest technologies, you don’t have to visit the hospital just to check the oxygen level in your blood. Using Pulse Oximeter, you can easily measure the oxygen level in your blood. In this article, we will be discussing the about Pulse Oximeter, how it works, its price, and its availability in Nepal.

Pulse Oximeter Overview

Pulse Oximeter is a small device that measures your oxygen saturation level or oxygen level in your blood. It looks similar to the chip pin. You just need to place your finger inside it, then within few seconds LED indicator lights up showing your heart rate and blood oxygen level.

About Pulse Oximeter

If you are healthy, the Oximeter shows around 95-98 reading. If it shows less than 90, you should be consulting with your doctor. And the normal heart rate is around 60-100 beats per 60 seconds.

How does it work?

First, you need to insert your finger in the Pulse Oximeter. If you are confused about which fingerprint to insert, then some researchers say, if you are right-handed then your middle finger of right-hand shows precise value whereas for left-handed it is recommended to use the middle finger of the left hand.

Pulse Oximeter - How it Work

The device passes some beams of light to your blood through your finger, measuring the amount of oxygen level. It is done by measure the change in light absorption in oxygenated blood and deoxygenated blood.  

Pulse Oximeter Price in Nepal and Availability

You can buy the Pulse Oximeter from different medical stores, and online platforms like Daraz, Sastodeal, etc. You can buy the Pulse Oximeter at a price of NPR 3,000 from Daraz.com. If you buy from other offline stores then it will be expensive.  

DevicePrice in Nepal
Pulse OximeterNPR 3,000

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