Attaching the Clip or Grip to the SpO2 Probe
To attach a clip (or grip) to the SpO2 probe
Carefully snap the fiber heads on the SpO2 probe into the
receptacles (windows) on the SpO2 attachment (clip or grip).
Either fiber head can be inserted into either window on a clip or
Applying the SpO2 Attachment to the Patient
Read the warnings before applying an SPO2 attachment to the patient.
Expression MR400 Instructions for Use Monitoring SPO2 6‐3
SpO2 attachment (clip shown)
General fit: If a clip or grip is too loose, it might compromise the optimal alignment or
dislocate. If the clip or grip is too tight (for example, if the application site is too large
or becomes large due to edema), excessive pressure may be applied resulting in venous
congestion distal from the application site, which could lead to interstitial edema,
hypoxemia, tissue malnutrition, and inaccurate measurements. Skin irritations may
occur as a result of the clip or grip being attached to one location for too long.
Periodically inspect the clip or grip application site and change the application site at
least every 4 hours. Exercise care when using tape to secure the clip or grip, as the
stretch memory properties of most tapes can apply unintended pressure to the site
Extremities to avoid: Avoid placing the clip or grip on extremities with an arterial
catheter, intravascular venous infusion line, or inflated blood pressure cuff. Failure to
do so may result in inaccurate readings or false alarm indications.
Protect the probe from contact with any liquid. If the probe, clips or grips show signs
of damage like exposed fibers, replace the part immediately. Do not use damaged
Keep detached grips and clips away from small children to avoid possibility of