Pulse Oximetry in Low- and Middle-Income Countrie
A pulse oximeter is an essential piece of monitoring equipment that keeps patients safe during – and after – surgery.
Pulse oximeters measure how well oxygen is being sent around a person’s body: If the oxygen level starts to drop, the beep of the oximeter changes and an alarm warns that lifesaving action is needed. A single pulse oximeter can keep thousands of surgical patients safe each year.
A pulse oximeter is the only piece of equipment included on the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and is a minimum standard for safe anesthesia. Yet operating rooms across the world still lack this essential device – putting millions of lives at risk. Lifebox works to address this gap -distributing oximeters alongside training.