Old 06-19-2008, 04:54   #1
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Pulse Oximeter

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am in need of a Pulse Oximeter that is capable of being accurate on a toddler (age is 14 months). I know jack and shit about this piece of equipment; however I am doing my research to try and lessen the gap.

I would REALLY appreciate any input from you who work in the Medical field on which one to get.

Thank you for your help,

SJ
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:04   #2
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am in need of a Pulse Oximeter that is capable of being accurate on a toddler (age is 14 months). I know jack and shit about this piece of equipment; however I am doing my research to try and lessen the gap.

I would REALLY appreciate any input from you who work in the Medical field on which one to get.

Thank you for your help,

SJ
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Finger Pulse Oximeters, Product ID: FP300P, Pediatric Finger Pulse Oximeter FP300P Details

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Old 06-19-2008, 09:43   #3
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I have one. It's yours to use. You have to drive across town to get it though. Any time I'm off until the 24th.
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Old 06-19-2008, 20:30   #4
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A little more info please. Is the little one going to sleep with it? Are you sure you are not referring to a sleep apnea monitor for the little one that monitors respirations or the lack of for a period of time? What are the requirements for monitoring if it is in fact a O2 sat reading as you posted... daytime....nighttime..... only when symptomatic????

Sorry, just trying to help. I have a LOT of personal, not necessarily professional, experience with infant/toddler monitoring.
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Old 06-20-2008, 00:42   #5
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Adal hooked me up..... This thing is the cats ass.

Saca,

Recently the little one has been picking up the sniffles from his dirty little girlfriends at day care; whatever he has been picking up moves to his lungs in about 24 hours. Once this happens his O2 rate drops and he struggles to breath. We have a nebulizer and give him albuterol as needed; if we can catch it early enough we can usually avoid a trip to the ER.

The SpO2 will be used to help us decide whether his O2 levels are sustaining at a sufficient level at home or if we need to run him to the ER.

Sleep apnea is non issue at this point

Does that answer your question???

Thanks
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:25   #6
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Yep. Sounds like you are on it 100%. I was just making sure.

Good luck with the little guy. I don't blame you one bit for getting one. It IS very comforting having the ability to know when things are getting serious when dealing with little ones. Good on ya'.

Hopefully, you won't need it much anymore.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:14   #7
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If I were to respond to your house in the middle of the night on a 911 call, There is at least one question I might ask - " is this done in consult with your child's pediatrician?". We would still recommend an ED visit.

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