Do you have an oximeter in your hospital equipment? If yes, you should know how to clean it. Oximeters are used to measure the oxygen saturation of blood in patients. There are different types of oximeters and they all need to be cleaned properly. This article will show you how to clean an oximeter.
What is an Oximeter?
An oximeter is a device used to measure the oxygen levels in the blood. It’s typically used to assess if someone is having a heart attack or if they are struggling with hypoxia, or lack of oxygen.
How to Clean an Oximeter
Oximeters are often used to monitor a patient’s oxygen levels. If the oximeter is dirty, it can affect the accuracy of the readings. Here are instructions on how to clean an oximeter.
Benefits of Cleaning an Oximeter
Oximeters are used to measure oxygen levels in blood. Cleaning an oximeter is important to maintain accuracy and extend the life of the instrument. Here are some benefits of cleaning an oximeter:
-Extends life of the instrument
Frequenty Asked Questions
I Have An Oximeter And It Is Not Cleaning Correctly. How Can I Clean It?
Oximeters are delicate and must be cleaned properly to protect them from contamination. To clean an oximeter, fill a bowl with room temperature water, add 1 tablespoon of household soap, and soak the oximeter for at least 20 minutes. Rinse the oximeter thoroughly with fresh water and dry it off.
Remove the oximeter from the tubing. If it is a manual oximeter, turn it over so that the cleaning disc is facing down and remove the cover. With an automatic oximeter, turn it so that the cover is facing down and gently pull out the oximeter probe. Wipe off any dirt or debris on the probe with a soft cloth. Replacing the probe is easy; just snap it into place. Cleaning the oximeter housing can be done by soaking it in a neutral detergent solution and rinsing well.
I Bought An Oximeter, Now What?
Congratulations on your purchase! The first thing you should do is to read the instructions that came with your oximeter. They will tell you how to clean it and how to store it.
The first thing you should do is read the product instructions carefully. The oximeter comes with specific instructions on how to clean it. After you have followed the instructions, you will need to rinse the oximeter with warm water and mild soap. Finally, dry it off and store it in a dry place.