How to use an oximeter to get an accurate reading


Step 1: Make sure

  • There’s no nail paint/false nails
  • Your hand is not cold
  • You rest for 5 minutes before taking a reading

Step 2:

Now, rest your hand on your chest at heart level and hold it still. Switch on the oximeter and place it on your middle or index finger.

Step 3:

Keep the oximeter in place for at least a minute or longer if reading isn’t stable. Now, record the highest result once it has not changed for 5 seconds.

Step 4:

Take readings thrice a day, at the same time slots every day.

Seek medical help immediately if:

Your oxygen level is 92% or less or You are unable to complete short sentences, while resting, due to breathlessness

Source: MyGovindia

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