Patients use an oximeter to measure and report their blood oxygen saturation level.

Primary care teams use oximeters to monitor COVID-19 patients

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For Elise Thomsen, it began with a searing headache behind the eyes. Three hours later, she received a phone call from her son’s daycare, warning of a COVID-19 outbreak, and Thomsen knew she had it.

“It started like a bad flu. After 10 days I thought I was better, then it came back with a vengeance, and I started coughing really badly. I was gasping for breath and losing my sense of smell. Then I went to the emergency room,” said a now-recovered Thomsen, who lives in London with her young son….

https://brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/primary-care-teams-use-oximeters-to-monitor-covid-19-patients/

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