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The Essential Pet First Aid Kit Checklist

The Essential Pet First Aid Kit Checklist

If your dog suffers a cut paw pad when you’re out in the countryside, or your cat comes home the loser of a battle you might need to step in with emergency pet first aid. Being able to dress a wound and stop bleeding, or help your pet if they are choking could be the difference between life and death.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to get a pet first aid kit. You’ll want to know you have everything you need if your pet requires medical attention and a trip to the vet is far away. In this article, we’ll go over an animal first aid kit list.

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Nonin Pulse Oximeter: Troubleshooting Problems with Your Nonin 2500 PalmSAT

Nonin Pulse Oximeter: Troubleshooting Problems with Your Nonin 2500 PalmSAT

If your Nonin 2500 PalmSAT Pulse Oximeter doesn’t seem to be working properly you can’t be sure it is taking accurate readings. This could result in dangerously low blood oxygen saturation going undetected and wasted time when you should be seeking medical attention. 

Before calling customer service to have your device repaired, check if the problem can be resolved using this chart.

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The Digital Pulse Oximeter: Uses

The Digital Pulse Oximeter: Uses

Using a pulse oximeter a healthcare professional can take a reading of a patient’s blood oxygen levels. This piece of equipment turns a critically important assessment into a swift, non-invasive procedure that can be handled by anyone—even staff with basic training, or none at all.

Digital pulse oximeters are used in a wide range of healthcare settings to monitor blood oxygen (SpO2) levels for even the slightest of changes that could indicate a warning sign that the patient needs medical attention.

In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common uses of a pulse oximeter.

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How to Use a Pulse Oximeter

How to Use a Pulse Oximeter

If you have tested positive for Covid-19, your doctor might have given you a pulse oximeter to monitor your blood oxygen levels. Some people are more at risk of their blood oxygen saturation decreasing if they find it difficult to intake enough oxygen through breathing. 

You might feel more comfortable taking pulse oximeter readings and monitoring your heart rate, even if you haven’t been advised to by a doctor. Using a pulse oximeter is easy and anyone can do it. In this article, we’ll find out what is a good pulse oximeter reading, how to keep a pulse oximeter readings chart, and when you should seek medical advice.

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What is a Pulse Oximeter?

What is a Pulse Oximeter?

This year, researchers at the University of Washington at Seattle found that of hospitalised patients with Covid-19, those with low blood oxygen saturations were 1.8 to 4.0 times more likely to die in hospital. This led many people to purchase pulse oximeters for use at home to check their blood oxygen saturation. 

A pulse oximeter is a non-invasive device that can be used to measure the saturation of oxygen in the blood. They are easy to use and can be used by anyone, even people who aren’t medically trained.

In this article, we’ll cover how a pulse oximeter works and what they are used for.

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Biohazard Bags Colour Coding: A UK Guide

Biohazard Bags Colour Coding: A UK Guide

Waste generated by the healthcare sector is some of the most hazardous waste, including harmful chemicals and potentially infectious materials that can pose a serious risk if not handled properly. Business owners and operators are required under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to make sure potentially harmful waste is disposed of responsibly.

Here’s our comprehensive guide to hazardous and non-hazardous waste bags for use in healthcare settings.

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Biohazard Waste Bags: Definition and Guidance

Biohazard Waste Bags: Definition and Guidance

Biohazard waste bags are important for making sure that potentially dangerous waste material is disposed of properly and doesn’t end up hurting people, animals, or the environment. If you run a business in the UK you have a duty of care to responsibly dispose of biohazardous waste, otherwise, you could be fined or prosecuted. 

In this article, we clarify what a biohazardous waste bag is used for and who needs to use them.

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Does Hand Sanitizer Kill Viruses? What Else is it Effective Against?

Does Hand Sanitizer Kill Viruses? What Else is it Effective Against?

Is hand sanitiser effective? The question is on everyone’s minds while we each do our part to overcome Covid-19. When asking ‘does hand sanitiser work?’ the answer depends on what you’re trying to achieve. For many people, the primary objective of using hand gel is to prevent cross-contamination of the Covid-19 virus. The truth is that hand sanitiser is highly effective at killing bacteria, fungi, and other viruses too.

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A Ringworm Cleaning Protocol For Veterinary Exam Rooms

A Ringworm Cleaning Protocol For Veterinary Exam Rooms

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as Ringworm, is a fungal infection that can attack the fur and skin of dogs and cats. Ringworm has a high infection rate because of how easy it is to pass through contact but also fomites. Manhattan Cats found that “50% of people exposed to infected cats develop ringworm lesions and that in approximately 70% of all households with an infected cat, at least one person became infected.”

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