Healthcare Insider podcast: Are all pulse oximeters challenged by skin pigmentation?

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Pulse oximetry is a critical tool in detecting low levels of oxygen in the blood in patients, including those with severe COVID-19. A recent study shows that readings may be inaccurate in patients with darker skin. In this episode, we are talking to Masimo’s Anand Sampath and Rick Gannotta about devices that are taking an equitable approach during development and show accuracy regardless of skin tone.

Pulse oximetry is a critical tool in detecting low levels of oxygen in the blood in patients, including those with severe COVID-19. A recent study shows that readings may be inaccurate in patients with darker skin. In this episode, we are talking to Masimo’s Anand Sampath and Rick Gannotta about devices that are taking an equitable approach during development and show accuracy regardless of skin tone.

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