Pulse oximeter technology

Is A Pulse Oximeter Accurate?

Lack of accuracy, providing a false reading, is the main risk that the use of pulse oximeter may provide. Of course, the accuracy of these accessories depends on a correct fit and the position that the individual has during the test. A person that changes constantly position during sleep may alter the readings or even may lose the device. Also, harmless moments of breath-holding can easily give a false alert.

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