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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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Are Infrared Thermometers Safe?

Are Infrared Thermometers Safe?

Following the surge in contactless thermometer use, some people have taken to social media to state their belief that infrared thermometers can be harmful to the people they are pointed at. One video post on Facebook depicts a conversation between a mother and dental receptionist where the mother raises concerns about what the laser thermometer will do to her children, in particular, the pineal glands in their brains.

In fact, there’s nothing dangerous about using an infrared (IR) thermometer at all, as debunked by Full Fact. We’ll explain why infrared thermometers aren’t dangerous in this article.

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How to Use an AED: Steps to Follow at the Critical Moment

How to Use an AED: Steps to Follow at the Critical Moment

When someone goes into cardiac arrest every second counts. You only have around 10 minutes to bring someone back using a defibrillator and CPR. An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) can be used by anyone and comes with clear instructions to follow. You should also be given support by a 999 call handler when you call emergency services.

That said, knowing what to do beforehand and being prepared is invaluable. If you run a business, manage a team, or simply if you want to know what to do if the situation occurs, read on to find out the steps for how to use AED defibrillators.

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When to Use a Defibrillator

When to Use a Defibrillator

Cardiac arrest can happen at any time and, with an onset of a matter of seconds, a fast response is crucial. Over the past few years, more and more defibrillators have been installed in public places like phone boxes, public bathrooms, shopping centres, schools, and community buildings to give people a greater chance of survival when cardiac arrest strikes.

In this blog post, we’ll answer the question ‘when do you use a defibrillator’?

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[Guide] How to Prep Your Venue for Martyn’s Law

[Guide] How to Prep Your Venue for Martyn’s Law Following the 2017 Manchester Arena Attack

The 2017 Manchester Arena attack killed 22 people and left hundreds injured, encouraging a new anti-terror legislation (Martyn’s Law) to increase the security measures in public places and venues going forward. Read this article to learn more about how this will change the future of venue security and how you can prepare your business for the new legislation.

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