Pulse Ox

A pulse ox or pulse oximeter is a test conducted to measure oxygen levels in the blood. It is a simple and painless test that measures how well oxygen is being sent to the areas of the body that are not close to the heart, such as the legs and arms.

A nurse will clip a device to your finger or ear lobe to assess your oxygen level. This will help your physician decide if you need more oxygen.

A pulse ox may be needed during or after a surgery or procedure. It is also performed to assess your health if you have any condition that affects blood oxygen levels, such as heart failure, anemia, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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