This has been the absolute worst cold/flu season for my family! All five of us have been sick several times, especially my one year old Jax. Unfortunately he has had Pneumonia three times and two double ear infections, on top of normal cold and flu stuff.
Before spending so much time at the Doctor’s office this year, I never knew much about what oxygen levels and normal pulse rates. When your child has Pneumonia three different times, you learn a lot! I never knew I needed a finger pulse oximeter, until I did!
Every time I took Jax in they used one on him and I learned pretty quickly about what oxygen levels were low for him and what pulse was high. I thought this would be a great thing to have at home to know if I should take him in or not. While his lungs often sounded clear before a chest x-ray was done, I always knew by his pulse-ox if he had Pneumonia or not just because I got familiar with his readings.
This Gurin CO-410 is a handy little thing to have at home. It happens to be pretty cute in pink and white which doesn’t hurt! It also comes with it’s own little carrying and storage case and strap if you want to put one on.
It’s very easy to use and read. You just put your finger in it and press the button. It quickly picks up your heart rate and pulse and I would say is done in about a minute. It registers right away but it takes a few minutes for oxygen to rise to appropriate level. It beeps an indicator if it’s below a certain level which is a great tool to help you know when to call the Doctor.
Obviously this doesn’t replace a Doctor’s care and you should always consult with your Doctor when something isn’t right. It’s a great tool though to tell YOU when that is and to be able to report to your Doctor that you’re keeping track.
To change the mode and read different options you just hold down the button and then scroll through. I like that you can switch the layout so if you are reading someone else’s you can flip the screen without bending their finger!
This finger pulse oximeter is a handy tool to have at home and great quality!
GO-410 Finger Pulse Oximeter :
1 FDA Approved. Measures quickly and accurately pulse rate and SpO2 blood oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin levels.
2 Bright Color OLED display shows real time Pulse Rate Plesthymograph of strength of pulse, Pulse Rate, SpO2 level and Battery level.
3 Built-in alarm can be set to High and Low. Battery life of thousands of readings plus automatic power off.
4 Light and compact. Accommodates wide range of finger sizes. Not a medical device.
5 You Get: Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, Neck/Wrist Cord, Case, User Manual, 2-AAA Batteries, plus our no-hassle 1 year warranty and friendly customer service.
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