A Silverlab Finger Pulse Oximeter is a compact medical device designed to measure the oxygen saturation level in your blood, as well as your pulse rate. This non-invasive and painless device simply clips onto your fingertip and uses infrared light to measure the oxygen saturation level in your blood. It is commonly used by healthcare professionals to quickly and easily monitor a patient’s oxygen levels, especially during procedures that require sedation or anesthesia. The Silverlab Finger Pulse Oximeter is also popular among athletes and individuals with respiratory conditions such as COPD, asthma, and sleep apnea who want to monitor their oxygen levels during exercise or while they sleep.
Instructions for the safe operation and use of the Silverlab Pulse Oximeter:
1.1.1 Do not attempt to service the pulse oximeter. Only qualified service personnel should attempt any needed internal servicing.
1.1.2 Do not use the oximeter in a situation where an alarm signal, as a call for immediate medical support, is required.
1.1.3 Prolonged use or the user’s condition may require changing the sensor site periodically. Change sensor site and check skin integrity, circulatory status and correct alignment every 2 hours.
1.1.4 SpO2 measurements may be adversely affected in the presence of high ambient light. Shield the sensor area (with a towel, or from direct sunlight, for example) if necessary.
1.1.5 The following reasons will cause interference with the oximeter readings and accuracy:
- High frequency electro-surgical wavelengths.
- Placement of a sensor on a finger of which the extremity is connected to a blood pressure cuff, arterial catheter or intravascular line.
- The patient has hypotension, severe vasoconstriction, severe anaemia or hypothermia.
- The patient is in cardiac arrest or is in shock.
- Fingernail polish or false fingernails may cause inaccurate oxygen saturation (SpO2)readings.
- Explosion Hazard: Do not use the oximeter in a flammable atmosphere where concentrations of flammable anaesthetics or other materials may occur.
- Do not throw batteries in the fire as this may cause them to explode.
- Do not use the Silverlab Pulse Oximeter in an MRI or CT environment
- This oximeter is not an apnoea monitor, and should not be used for arrhythmia analysis.
- Do not attempt to recharge normal dry-cell batteries, as they may leak, cause a fire or even explode.
- Keep the operating environment free of dust, vibrations, corrosive, or flammable materials, and extremes of temperature and humidity.
- Do not operate the unit if it is damp or wet because of condensation or spills. Avoid using the equipment immediately after moving it from a cold environment to a warm, humid location.
- Never use sharp or pointed objects to operate the front-panel switches.
- The battery must be taken out from the battery compartment if the device will not be used for a long time.
- The device must only be used if the battery cover is closed.
- The battery must be properly disposed of, according to local regulations, after their use.