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Nellcor™ Pulse Oximetry Overview Pt.3: The Technical Fundamentals of Pulse Oximetry

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For this segment, we will learn how pulse oximetry uses near infrared light to detect the cardiac induced pulsatile signal of arterial blood and then measures the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in arterial blood. To help provide insight into this topic is Jake Dove, PhD, Senior Principal R&D Engineer at Medtronic.

The Nellcor™ pulse oximetry monitoring system should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or therapy and is intended only as an adjunct in patient assessment.