HANDHELD PULSE OXIMETERS FAQ

WHAT TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY IS USED BY THE MP1 SERIES?
The MP1 Series uses the BCI micro power technology. It’s fast signal capture capability is ideal for hand held devices used in challenging situations
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MP1 AND MP1R?
The MP1 uses normal cells, whilst the MP1R uses re-chargeable cells. The MP1R is supplied with a rechargeable docking station
WHAT TYPE OF BATTERIES ARE USED IN THE MP1?
The MP1 uses standard high capacity alkaline cells
WHAT TYPE OF BATTERIES ARE USED IN THE MP1R?
The MP1R uses high capacity re-chargeable NiMH cells
CAN YOU USE RECHARGEABLE CELLS IN THE MP1?
Yes, however, to charge them they must be removed.
HOW LONG WILL THE BATTERIES LAST?
The batteries will power the system for more than 96Hrs continuous use
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RE-CHARGE THE CELLS?
It can take up to 4 hours to re-charge the cells
CAN THE SYSTEM BE USED WHILST ITS CHARGING THE BATTERIES?
No, the system cannot be used whilst its recharging its cells
HOW DO YOU RE-CHARGE THE MP1R?
To re-charge the cells, place the device into the docking station, charging begins automatically. When full capacity has been achieved, the charging system automatically switches off
HOW MANY SENSORS COME WITH THE PRODUCT?
A single re-useable sensor is supplied with each product. The user can specify either Adult, Paediatric or Neonatal sensor at the time of purchase
CAN YOU PURCHASE ADDITIONAL SENSORS?
Yes, additional sensors can be purchased at any time?
CAN THE PRODUCT BE USED TO MONITOR PATIENT STATUS?
Yes, because the system has full function physiological alarms, it is possible to monitor patient’s pulse rate and SpO2 level continuously
DOES THE SYSTEM HAVE A BEEP TONE?
Yes, both models have a synchronised beep tone. The pitch of the tone changes with changes in saturation level
IS THERE AN EXTENSION LEAD AVAILABLE FOR THE SENSORS?
Yes, a 5’ extension lead is available for the system and is compatible with all types of sensor
DOES THE PRODUCT HAVE ALARMS?
Yes, each system has full function physiological and technical alarms
WHAT IS THE SIZE OF DISPLAY?
Each product uses 20mm visibility LED displays
CAN THE MP1 DISPLAY THE PLETH WAVEFORM>
No
HOW MANY PATIENT GROUPS CAN BE MONITORED?
Adult, Paediatric and Neonatal patients can be monitored by each model
DOES THE MP1 SERIES HAVE A DATA STORAGE FACILITY?
No
DOES THE MP1 SERIES HAVE AN AUTO SHUT OFF CAPABILITY?
Yes, both models have an auto shut off capability
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PLETH BAR?
The pleth bar provides users with a relative indication of signal strength which can be related to Pulsatility Index
ARE THERE SINGLE USE SENSORS AVAILABLE?
Yes