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Sensor Application Safety Information - Philips IntelliVue MX40 Instructions For Use Manual

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Sensor Application Safety Information

Failure to apply a sensor properly can reduce the accuracy of the SpO
Loose/Tight sensor: If a sensor is too loose, it can compromise the
optical alignment or fall off. If it is too tight, for example because the
application site is too large or becomes too large due to edema,
excessive pressure can be applied. This can result in venous congestion
distal from the application site, leading to interstitial edema, hypoxia
and tissue malnutrition.
Skin irritations or ulcerations can occur as a result of the sensor being
attached to one location for too long. To avoid skin irritations and
ulcerations, inspect the sensor application site every 2-3 hours, and
change the application site at least every 4 hours or according to clinical
practice guidelines.
Sensor Type
When to Use
You can use reusable sensors on different
patients after cleaning and disinfecting
them. For care and cleaning instructions,
see the instructions accompanying the
sensors. Reusable sensors should be
changed to another site every four hours or
in accordance with your clinical practice
See the Directions for Use supplied by
Nellcor® Incorporated for instructions on
preparation and application of reusable
Use disposable sensors only once and
then discard. However, you can relocate
them to a different patient-site if the first
location does not give the desired results.
Do not reuse disposable sensors on
different patients.
Note —
supplied by Nellcor® Incorporated for
instructions on preparation and application
of disposable sensors.
See the Instructions for Use
SpO2 Monitoring


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