Case10 For Better SpO2 Monitoring - Response

When monitoring continuously, the SpO2 value is often affected by the patient’s condition, artifacts created by external devices or by inappropriate attachment of probes.
Nihon Kohden’s monitor has several features for better SpO2 measurement. Let us introduce one of the features here: Response.
For the other three features, please see each of the following pages. Signal Quality IndexPulse-amplitude Index, and Sensitivity Mode.

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Response: Fast, Normal, Slow

This is a feature that lets you set the response times of the SpO2 value. We have Normal, Slow and Fast mode.
Normal: Standard response time
Slow: Slower response. This is useful when you want to control transient fluctuations in the SpO2 value.
Fast: Faster response. This can be used in a situation that require an extremely fast response.

When measurement condition is unstable such as due to strenuous movement of the patient, response may become slower in all modes.

Feature of setting the response times of the SpO2 value