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Can’t get oximeter readings

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    Scott Davey

    Is anyone else experiencing this? I can’t get accurate readings on my fingers or toes. I was in the emergency room recently and they were able to get good readings on my ear using a special attachment. But, the followup hospital and my regular infusion clinic don’t have that piece of equipment.

    Karen LaSota

    Make sure that you hold the meter still until it stops searching and having it below your heart helps. Sometimes light sources can get in the way. Make sure your skin doesn’t have oil or creams …

    Scott Davey

    Thanks for the tips, Karen. I wonder if they can turn the lights off around me next time?

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