The following instructions apply to most finger pulse oximeters designed for home use; however, be sure to read the instruction manual for your specific oximeter before attempting to use it.
Although the oxygen saturation level varies with age, fitness, altitude, medical condition, and other factors, the optimal saturation for a young, healthy, and fit individual is 95 – 99%. Consult your health practitioner to determine the optimal oxygen saturation level for you.
The older a person gets, the greater the chances are that a fall could result in serious injury or even death. Broken bones and other injuries take longer to heal and present more complications for older adults. That’s why it’s important to take any necessary steps to prevent a fall from happening in the first place. Fortunately, most falls can be prevented. The following safety checklist includes fall prevention tips from the National Center for Injury Prevention & Control (NCIPC) and other organizations concerned with health and home safety for seniors.
You can find out more about fall prevention and senior home safety at the NCIPC website at www.cdc.gov/injury.
To find the correct height for the walking cane, follow these steps:
To adjust the height of the walking cane, follow these steps:
The process for adjusting a quad cane and adjusting an offset handle straight cane is basically the same for almost all major models; however, not all models include an anti-rattle collar. If your cane does not include the anti-rattle feature, simply skip steps 1 and 5.
This oximeter includes 6 display settings, featuring a bar graph, waveform, and 90 degree screen rotation at the touch of a button for easy reading from any angle.
The large digital display reports continuous readings as long as a finger is inserted in the device. A few seconds after the finger is removed from the device, the oximeter shuts off automatically to conserve battery power. You can adjust the brightness of the screen display by holding down the power button.
A hard carry case is included for safe keeping, and a bonus neck lanyard keeps the oximeter within easy reach. Two AAA batteries (not included) are used to power the device for up to 20 hours of battery life. The included user manual provides information and safety precautions for operating this device.
Oximeters are useful for a variety of settings and activities, including the following:
This finger pulse device offers a variety of information, including heart rate, oxygen saturation level, and complete plythesmograph and waveforms. As an FDA listed and CE approved device, you can rest assured of its accuracy and quality.
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These extensions fit all Roll Mobility wheelchairs except the GT model, and they also fit most models from other major wheelchair manufacturers. These brake levers are sold individually and in pairs.
There are a number of optional features available for manual folding wheelchairs. Each of these features can make a wheelchair more comfortable, versatile, and ergonomic for the user.
Basic armrests can be divided into two categories: desk length and full length. Desk length arms allow easier access to tables and desks. Full length arms provide extra arm support.
Flip-back arms make transfers easier and allow the wheelchair to get closer to desks and tables. Removable arms are useful in the same way as flip-back arms, and they are preferred by users who don’t need arm support and who find it easier to reach the wheels without armrests in the way.
Adjustable height arms allow you to make the armrest shorter or taller. The adjustable height features increase the comfort and support of the armrests.
The two basic leg rest styles include swingaway and elevating. Swingaway leg rests rotate to the side to allow the user to easily get in or out of the wheelchair. Elevating leg rests include a calf pad to raise the legs and prevent swelling. Both types of leg rests are removable.
Some leg rests include tool-free adjustment to change the length of the leg rest. This is handy for wheelchairs reserved for general use (such as an airport or hospital), where the length of the leg rest must be adjusted for each user.
Some wheelchairs include an adjustable backrest height for user comfort. Users who are taller or shorter than average may appreciate this feature.
A dual axle wheelchair lets you adjust the chair from standard height to hemi height (about 2 inches lower than standard height). Hemi height allows the user to easily propel the chair with their feet. It also allows the seat height to be lowered for users under 5 feet tall.
Some wheelchairs include a quick release button to remove the rear wheels for compact storage and transport. This feature is designed for users looking for an ultra-portable wheelchair.