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POX Screening Decision Tool

Equipment Overview

Masimo Rad 5

A variety of pulse oximeters are available for use in newborns. Important features to look for when choosing a pulse oximeter are:

  • “Next generation” or signal extraction technology that provides accurate readings with movement, high ambient light and low perfusion
  • Readings that report functional oxygen saturation
  • FDA approval for use in newborns

Always choose a probe recommended by the manufacturer for use with the pulse oximeter:

  • Both disposable and reusable probes with a disposable foam wrap are available.
  • Probes are available in two sizes: neonatal probes for babies weighing less than 3 kilograms, and infant probes for babies weighing 3 kilograms or more.

Masimo Rad-5v Datasheet

Masimo Tools and Technology to Start Your CCHD Screening Program

FDA Letter Regarding Approval of the Rad5v

Pulse Oximeter Vendors

40 Parker
Irvine CA 92618

Covidien Nellcor
15 Hampshire Street
Mansfield MS 02048

13700 1st Avenue N.
Plymouth, MN 55441