Nonin Medical Inc, Minneapolis, introduces the Avant 9700 tabletop/portable digital pulse oximeter, offering easy-to-read displays, flexible alarm management and printing options, 115 hours of memory, color displays, and an 8-hour minimum battery life. Its plethysmographic waveform changes color as patient signal quality changes. All alarm settings are customizable, and the patient security mode prevents accidental changes to critical parameters. Compatible with Nonins PureLight sensors, the 9700 also features PureSAT signal processing technology. (800) 356-7807; www.nonin.com.
Masimo Corp, Irvine, Calif, introduces the 2004 Radical with Masimo SET V4.1, which debuts the highest resolution LCD display currently available on a stand-alone or handheld pulse oximeter, according to the company. The new Radical also includes an 85-decibel alarm for compliance with JCAHOs recently adopted Goal #6. The Radical works as a stand-alone module, as a handheld oximeter, or as an interface to existing multi-parameter monitors. The Radical offers continuous oxygen monitoring through poor perfusion, extreme patient motion, and other low signal-to-noise conditions. (949) 250-9688; www.masimo.com.
Nellcor, Pleasanton, Calif, introduces the Nellcor® N-45 handheld pulse oximeter, which is compatible with the complete line of OxiMax® pulse oximetry sensors. The 1/2-pound, battery-operated N-45 features an artifact-reducing algorithm that combats the effects of patient motion, delivering highly accurate SpO2 and pulse rate values, even during challenging monitoring conditions. The N-45 oximeter is suited for use during quick assessments or short-term monitoring throughout the hospital, during in-hospital and ambulance transport, and during exercise/walking studies. It features an easy-to-see display, a 14- or 30-hour battery life (depending on type), and trend memory for overnight oximetry studies. (800) 635-5267; www.nellcor.com.
Datex-Ohmeda, Madison, Wis, presents the 3800 and 3900 stand-alone pulse oximeters featuring TruTrak®+, a clinical motion algorithm that allows the pulse oximeters to provide more reliable performance during conditions of clinical patient motion. Used in combination with Datex-Ohmedas OxyTip®+ sensors and cables, the 3800 and 3900 pulse oximeters offer improved SpO2 readings, an easy-to-use interface, and intuitive feature set. The companys TeleOximetry® PC Access software generates easy-to-read InstaReport data summaries for quick analysis. (800) 345-2700; www.us.datex-ohmeda.com.
The IRC735 by Invacare Corp, Elyria, Ohio, is an easy-to-use, overnight screening pulse oximeter with a built-in printer that provides a summation report with the push of a single button. If complete overnight data is preferred, it can be downloaded using the Invacare Downloading Software & Computer Interface Cable (IRC783). The unit is powered by four AA batteries and will store two sleep screening cycles of data. It is offered with either a durable probe or five disposable probes, which are applied similar to a bandage, and stay on the patients finger during sleep. (800) 333-6900; www.invacare.com.
The Digit® Finger Oximeter from BCI Inc, Waukesha, Wis, is a pulse oximeter and sensor in one unit that provides SpO2, pulse rate, and pulse strength measurements. Available in two color combinations, the pocket-sized oximeter features a large LED for use in a range of light or dark environments and a one-button keypad. When not in use for 8 seconds, the Digit automatically shuts itself down to conserve batteries. (800) 558-2345; www.smiths-medical.com.
The Pulsox-3 series of pulse oximeters by Konica Minolta, Mahwah, NJ, can be worn like a watch. They are lightweight at 1.5 ounces and simple to usejust turn on the power and measurements begin. Features range from basic pulse rate and SpO2 with pulse level bar to 24-hour memory, alarm functions, and a selection of sensors. Measured data can be downloaded to a PC. Two AAA batteries last for 48 hours. The compact size is ideal for recording data during sleep, exercise, or oxygen therapy. (800) 748-5355; www.pulsoxkonicaminolta.com.
CONMED Corp, Utica, NY, introduces a full line of Nellcor-compatible pulse oximetry sensors manufactured by Dolphin Medical. Sold by CONMED, disposable (foam or vinyl) and reusable sensors are available in sizes ranging from neonatal to adult. The sensors are clinically validated for accuracy and have a competitive warranty. (800) 448-6506; www.dolphinmedical.com.