With countries worldwide experiencing second and third waves of COVID-19, many patients are struggling to access healthcare services for vital COVID-19 care. Lifebox has partnered with India COVID SOS to develop resources for the home use of pulse oximeters to monitor COVID-19 patients.
COVID patients may suffer from “silent hypoxia” – with patients becoming hypoxic without the usual shortness of breath or feeling uncomfortable that would lead them to seek care. By the time many COVID-19 patients try to seek care, their blood oxygen levels are so low that they are already critically ill.
This video provides guidance on the appropriate use of pulse oximeters to monitor COVID-19 patients at home, and when to seek professional help.
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