Friday, April 23, 2010

Now I understand!

Every time I see a movie and there is a scene wherein the actor or the actress is admitted to the hospital, I can see this tiny little things clipped in one of their fingers.  I was wondering what was that and what is the use of that to the patient's condition.  I know that it has something to do with monitoring but I am not sure what it is until I found the article about the oximeter.

Now I understand what is the purpose of the oximeter and that is to monitor the patient's oxygenation especially for those patients in ICU or those who are in critical care and in emergency department.  Oxygen is essential to life and absence of this element in our body is crucial for our health that is why it is necessary to monitor the oxygen in our body.  Hmmm..........  now I understand!

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