Case9 For Better SpO2 Monitoring - Sensitivity Mode

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: Sensitivity Mode.
For the other three features, please see each of the following pages. Signal Quality Index, Pulse-amplitude Index, and Response.

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Sensitivity Mode

Sensitivity mode allows you to improve the sensitivity of the pulse wave, therefore this feature is useful when it is difficult to detect the pulse of a patient with peripheral circulation insufficiency or when an IABP (Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump) is used.
On the other hand, an SpO2 value may be measured even if the probe is detached from the patient. Therefore, when selecting “Max” for the setting, it is necessary to confirm that the probe is appropriately attached to the patient.

Feature of setting the sensitivity of the pulse wave

Sensitivity mode on the display