Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About myPHteam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About myPHteam
Real members of myPHteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Pulse Oximeter

Pulse Oximeter

I need to find a hospital grade pulse oximeter. All my fingers give different readings. All.within 5 mins apart. One read, 76 another 98 another 97 amd 95 94 92 91. I changed the batteries. I tried again. Was not so up and down but still different readings. One said 88% and so on. I was told by an ER physician that unless you get a good heart reading you wont have a good 02 reading. In other words, you should have a pulse oximeter that has basically a heart rythm pattern of that makes sense

A myPHteam Member said:

I have the one that have HR a d 02 saturation I use my middle finger because that is the one the office request. One hand could be warm a d the other cool. That will make a difference. It REALLY doesn't have to be to expensive.

posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I have A fib and had the same thing. I take one by cuff and one by Pulsox however there is a little change. It is mostly AFib that makes it change......Take it when you get up and anytime you feel as though you are SOB or that you are overdoing.

posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

If you have afib that's not controlled or anything that affects the circulation of your hand you will get erratic readings. Nail polish can also cause false readings. Basically any oximeter will do. I got mine from Amazon. (Metene) works great. Warm hands. Try it on both hands same finger. Correlate it with your heart rate. And keep track by writing it down. The numbers will fluctuate give it about 10 seconds to read your body.
You should start to see a range for you.
Good luck!!
Ps you see the PI%---THAT IS PERFUSION INDEX. LETS YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE GETTING A DECENT READING.

posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Psliger
The pulse oximeter will work backwards also and won't matter if you have nail polish. Place it on the fleshy side. Try it!!
And I tried it on my toes, because some on this site have raynaud's and fingers don't work. I should have vidioed it. Contortionist extraordinar! 🤣

posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I was right! Spendy, did you try the download idea Psliger talked about above? Especially if it's free!

edited, originally posted 10 months ago
Already a Member? Log in