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Pulse oximetry is a useful adjunct to the apnea monitor and is particularly useful in evaluation during the recovery period.
(1) In industrialized countries, many of these infants are discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with home apnea monitors, (1) which alert caregivers to episodes of apnea and bradycardia, while also capturing and storing data surrounding significant events for later analysis.
Health professionals who prescribe and supervise the use of infant apnea monitors and parents using a monitor should obtain a copy of the safety alert letter discussing the proper use of infant apnea monitors.
The Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) has set standards for infant apnea monitors in response to past problems dealing with both equipment performance and the proper use of this equipment in the home setting.
Other struggles include being dependent on suction machines, pulse-ox or apnea monitors, air compressor for mist flow through the trach, etc., all of which significantly restrict the ability to travel to the store, let alone take a vacation.
There is some concern, based on research and observation, that radio-frequency (RF) devices such as cell phones, public service radios, and wireless networking devices may interfere with critical medical items such as ventilators, infusion pumps, apnea monitors, and EEG machines.
In addition, Flash microcontroller technology makes it possible for blood sugar machines, blood pressure analyzers, and baby apnea monitors used at home to automatically send data to a doctor's office for diagnosis, decreasing the costs associated with home health care professionals.
In terms of device type, the global neonatal intensive care respiratory devices market has been segmented into nebulizers, inhalers, ventilators, continuous positive airway pressure devices, apnea monitors, and others.
Digital health devices market includes mobile devices and they are further segmented into blood glucose monitors, ECG monitors, blood pressure monitors, oximeters, peak flow monitors, neurological monitors, sleep apnea monitors, multi parameter monitors, and others.
The connected medical devices segment comprises blood glucose meters, ECG monitors, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, peak flow meters, neurological monitoring devices, sleep apnea monitors, multiparameter trackers, and others.