Ever since deciding to hit the road next year my husband has been putting together a first aid/medical bag for our family. I have to hand it to him he is amazing and thinks of everything. Since we don't go to the doctor or use medications unless in an emergency situation our bag pretty much includes oils. herbs, natural healing books and typical "medical" equipment such as a stethoscope, otoscope, and now this awesome little pulse oximeter. You never know when something like this will come in handy. It is nice to be able to just monitor your vitals anytime the urge strikes plus it can help alert you if there is a situation that would warrant medical attention.
This was a really easy to use device, you simply put in the batteries which by the way are included with your purchase! I know how awesome is that!? Then you turn on the oximeter and place your finger inside, within seconds this thing starts to monitor your heartbeat and oxygen levels and will broadcast it on the easy to read screen in bright red letters. This pulse ox machine comes with a nice neoprene carrying case to protect it and make it easy to take along with you. You will also get a long pulse ox leash. Actually it's more like a lanyard in my opinion so you can put this on your neck, backpack, purse, or just put it in the carrying case and use the lanyard as a way to find it when you loose it in your over sized medical bag. Haha
This would be perfect for a midwife or traveling doctor or nurse or even a CNA and everyone else who just likes to monitor things like this (yes, that later applies to me). I think it's neat to monitor the kids as well, just to see, but they say curiosity killed the cat. But either way for the price you can't beat it really, it would be nice to have for those just in case moments or just because you never know when it might come in handy.
You can pick up your own pulse oximeter from Volmate from Amazon today.
*Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product at no cost to me in order to facilitate this honest review.*