Philips pulse oximetry uses a motion-tolerant signal processing algorithm, based on Fourier artifact
suppression technology (FAST). It provides four measurements:
Oxygen saturation of arterial blood (SpO
the sum of oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin (functional arterial oxygen saturation).
Pleth waveform - visual indication of patient's pulse.
Pulse rate (derived from pleth wave) - detected pulsations per minute.
Perfusion indicator - numerical value for the pulsatile portion of the measured signal caused by
The monitors are also compatible with SpO
the instructions for use provided with these devices for further information.
Depending on the purchased SpO
sensors for the different options are color-coded to match the connectors. See the section on
Accessories for a compatibility table.
Familiarize yourself with the instructions for use supplied with your sensor before using it. In
particular, check that the sensor being used is appropriate for your patient category and application
Do not use OxiCliq disposable sensors in a high humidity environment, such as in neonatal
incubators or in the presence of fluids, which may contaminate sensor and electrical connections
causing unreliable or intermittent measurements. Do not use disposable sensors when there is a
known allergic reaction to the adhesive.
Always use the MAX-FAST forehead sensor with the foam headband provided by Nellcor.
Applying the Sensor
Follow the SpO
Remove colored nail polish from the application site.
option, different sensors and adapter cables can be used. The
sensor's instructions for use, adhering to all warnings and cautions.
) - percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in relation to
technologies from other manufacturers. Please refer to