What is a Pulse Oximeter Check and what does it do?
Oximetry is a procedure for measuring the concentration of oxygen in the blood. The test is used in the evaluation of various medical conditions that affect the function of the heart and lungs.
The oximeters most commonly used today are called pulse oximeters because they respond only to pulsations, such as those in pulsating capillaries of the area tested.
Who performs the test?
The test is performed by a licensed Respiratory Therapist.
Where does it take place?
At Jackson Hospital in the Respiratory Department
How long does it take?
About 10 minutes
What you can do to make it a success?
Please be sure to bring your doctor’s orders with you the day of your test. Allow 15 minutes to register.
What to do before your exam?
There are no special dietary restrictions for this study.
What happens during your exam?
What to do after your exam?
You may resume normal activity after your study. Your test will be reviewed and interpreted by a physician. Your physician should have the results of your study in 24-48 hours.
Hospital (main operator): (850) 526-2200
Respiratory Department (850) 718-2545