Some Articles and Resources About Oximetry

In this post there are three components. The first is a link to an article on the forehead reflectance oximeter. The second is a link to a distributor of the product. And the third link is to a recent review article on oximetry.                                                                                         _______________________________________________________________

Comparison of a new forehead reflectance pulse oximeter sensor with a conventional digit sensor in pediatric patients. Respir Care. 2006 Jul;51(7):726-31. [Abstract PubMed] [Free Full Text PDF]


What follows is a link to a commercial website (not an affiliate link) selling this product. This is not an endorsement on my part.

Nellcor™ OxiMax™ Sensors–The Digital Memory Difference

Offering a significant advancement in patient safety monitoring, the Max-Fast™ forehead sensor is part of the OxiMax™ pulse oximetry platform. The Max-Fast™ forehead sensor provides an effective monitoring option when digit sensors fail to obtain an SpO2 signal, and it detects changes in SpO2 notably earlier than digit sensors during poor perfusion conditions.

The Max-Fast™ sensor is more accurate than all other ear, nose and forehead sensors. It also has our industry-leading LoSat™ expanded accuracy range (60% to 100% SpO2) when used with Nellcor™ OxiMax™ pulse oximetry, for better management of patients with congenital heart disease.

Preferred Application:
Adult/Pediatric (>10 kg) – Forehead

This is a single patient adhesive sensor that requires the use of the headband. There are 3 peel off adhesive shields per sensor.                                                                                                  _______________________________________________________________

Pulse oximetry: fundamentals and technology update. Med Devices (Auckl). 2014; 7: 231–239. [Abstract PubMed] [Full Text PDF]


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