Monday Matchup: Pulse Oximeters

November 13, 2017
Monday Matchup: Pulse Oximeters

Today’s Monday Matchup is Pulse Oximeters.

Covidien Nellcor PM10N Pulse Oximeter

Covidien PM10N Features

The Nellcor™ portable SpO2 patient monitoring system, PM10N, is a convenient, handheld monitor that is ideal for spot-checks or continuous monitoring in various healthcare and home use settings. Its ergonomic shape and simple design make it intuitive to use and simple to operate. Wherever you need accurate, reliable SpO2 measurements, count on the Nellcor™ portable SpO2 pulse oximeter to meet the challenge.

  • Small, lightweight, ergonomic handheld monitor for continuous and spot-check pulse oximetry monitoring
  • Supports a robust data set, including real-time SpO2 and PR values, SatSeconds alarm management, pleth waveform, blip bar and tabular trend data
  • Supports standard and home-care modes for use in hospital, hospital-type facilities, transport, mobile environments and home-care environments
  • Supports Sleep Study Mode, which enables the clinician to dim the LCD display and silence alarms to prevent disruption of patients’ sleep
  • Nellcor™ advanced signal processing technology delivers reliable operation even in difficult monitoring conditions
  • LoSat expanded accuracy range (60% to 100% SpO2) when used with Nellcor™ adhesive sensors with OxiMax™ technology
  • Compatible with the complete line of Nellcor™ single-patient-use, reusable and specialty sensors with OxiMax™ technology
  • 80 hours of data storage capability
  • Supports data export to an external personal computer for data analysis and printing functions
  • Warranty 2-years

Covidien PM10N Specifications


  • Size: 2.76 W x 6.14 H x 1.26 D inches (70 x 156 x 32 mm)
  • Weight (w/ Batteries): 0..604 lbs (274 g)


  • SpO2 Saturation Range: 1% – 100%
  • Heart (Pulse) Rate Range: 20 – 250 bpm
  • Perfusion Range: 0.03% to 20%
  • Display Sweep Speed: 6.25 mm/sec
  • Memory: Saves total of 80 hours data events; Date, Time, Alarm Conditions, Pulse Rate and SpO2 measurements
  • Measurement Accuracy:
    • Saturation
    • Adult: 70% to 100% ± 2 digits
    • Adult and Neonate Low Sat: 60 to 80% ±3 digits
    • Neonate: 70 to 100% ±2 digits
    • Low Perfusion: 70 to 100% ±2 digits
    • Adult and Neonate with Motion: 70 to 100% ±3 digits
    • Pulse Rate
    • Adult and Neonate: 20 to 250 bpm ±3 digits
    • Low Perfusion: 20 to 250 bpm ±3 digits
    • Adult and Neonate with Motion: 20 to 250 bpm ±5 digits

Physical Characteristics

  • Display Screen Size: 3.5 in (88.9 mm) measured diagonally
  • Display Screen Type: TFT LCD, white LED backlight, viewing cone of 60° and optimal viewing distance of 1 meter
  • Display Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
  • Display: Oxygen saturation, pulse rate, perfusion
  • Indicators: Pulse amplitude, pulse search, low battery, alarm silence, interference, data in sensor, sensor disconnect, print.


  • Categories: Patient Status and System Status
  • Priorities: Low, Medium and High
  • Notifications: Audible and Visual
  • Setting: Default, Institutional and Last Setting
  • Alarm Volume Level: 49 to 89 dB
  • Alarm System Delay: <10s
  • Power Characteristics:
    • Battery: 4 x Type Lithium AA 1.5V or rechargeable batteries
    • Operation Time: Typically 20 hours with no external communication, no
    • audible alarm sound and an ambient temperature of 25° C


Drager Infinity M300

Drager Infinity M300 Features

The innovative Drager Infinity M300 patient-worn monitor provides continuous surveillance of telemetry patients using the hospital’s existing Wi-Fi network. The unit’s color screen and audible alarms let you assess and respond to your patient’s status on the spot. The M300 offers a Wi-Fi-based, durable, lightweight patient-worn monitor that provides continuous surveillance to support patient safety.

  • Built-in color screen with waveforms and vital sign values, providing local surveillance to augment monitoring at the Infinity CentralStation.
  • Visible and audible alarms that immediately alert you to changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Integrated Arrhythmia Classification Expert (ACE®) and pacer detection algorithms.
  • Built-in SpO2, eliminating the need for an additional pulse oximetry device or module.
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED technology for reliable data transfer on standard wireless networks.
  • Support for WPA2 encryption using 802.11 b/g.

Drager Infinity M300 Specifications


  • Height: 5.6 In (14.2 cm)
  • Width: 3 In (7.6 cm)
  • Depth: 1.2 In (3.1 cm)
  • Weight: 10.5 oz (295 g)


  • Size / Viewing Area: 2.2 In (5.5 cm) diagonal
  • Resolution: 220 x 176 pixels


  • Network: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz); 802.11a/n (5 GHz)
  • Wireless Encryption: WPA2 – Personal Mode; WPA2 – Enterprise Mode
  • Radio Power Output: (2.4 GHz); 25mW maximum (5 GHz)


  • Power Source: Rechargeable 3.75 V lithium-ion battery
  • Battery Operating Time:
    • ECG only: 17 to 19 hours
    • ECG + Continuous SpO2: 14 to 16 hours
    • Operation time varies according to use of display, alarm alerts, and wireless environment (roaming)


  • Adult / Pediatric
    • 5-wire: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF, V
    • 6-wire: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF, V, V+
    • 6-wire with Infinity TruST 12-lead: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF, dV1, V2, dV3, dV4, V5, dV6
  • Detected Events / Rhythms: Asystole, Ventricular Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Bradycardia, Ventricular Run, Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Couplet, Ventricular Bigeminy, Tachycardia, Pause, Artifact, PVC/min


  • Detection Leads: I and (II or III)
  • Detection Amplitude: ±2 to ±700 mV
  • Detection Width: 0.1 to 2.0 ms

ST Segment Analysis

  • Leads Analyzed:
    • 3-wire: I, II, or III
    • 5-wire: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF, V
    • 6-wire: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF, V, V+
    • 6-wire with Infinity TruST 12-lead: I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF, dV1, V2, dV2, dV3, dV4, V5, dV6

Pulse Oximetry (Optional)

  • Parameter Display: Percentage of functional (oxygen-saturated) hemoglobin (%SpO2); pulse rate
  • Measuring Method: Absorption-spectrophotometry


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