Fundamentals of Pulse Oximetry

Fundamentals of Pulse Oximetry

Pulse oximetry is an important patient monitoring technology based on the simple technique of shining light through a patient’s finger to measure oxygen saturation levels or Sp02.

During this 60 minute presentation, Donald Gessling, Senior Engineer at Fluke Biomedical, will discuss why this simple procedure is extremely important, and how it works. The webinar will also cover the basics of pulse oximetry, along with the concepts of light wavelengths, calculations, R-curves, and the most reliable way to test Sp02.

Three Key Takeaways:

• History of pulse oximetry and how the need to test evolved from the operating room
• How a pulse oximeter, non-invasively measures oxygen saturation
• Ranges of testing that can be performed

About the presenter: Donald Gessling has been designing biomedical test equipment since 1977. He began his career at the Dempsey Company, and has developed test devices for Dynatech Nevada, and Fluke Biomedical. Currently, he’s responsible for the embedded firmware that is used to drive Fluke Biomedical patient simulators, defibrillator analyzers, and other test equipment. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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