What Is an Oximeter?

Because a medical transcription (MT) career was touted as the next best thing a few years ago, I took up an MT course in 2004. Since I graduated with a non-science degree, I had to learn everything from scratch. I have to digest chunks of information in three months’ time learning about human anatomy, laboratory tests, medical procedures, and medical instruments among others. Prior to taking my MT course, an oximeter sounded alien to me. After getting my certificate of completion, however, I now know that an oximeter is an instrument that measures the oxygen saturation of arterial blood. Whew! I did learn something, right?

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