PM Pediatrics Chooses Nonin Medical as Pulse Oximetry Solution for Children and Young Adults in Acute Situations

By Jason Sims June 24, 2016

Introduction

PM Pediatrics is an award-winning pediatric urgent care provider staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients in urgent situations while minimizing pain and unnecessary tests. Based in Lake Success, NY, with 19 locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Maryland, our mission is to ensure that patients receive superior quality healthcare when they need it.

PM Pediatrics treats a broad array of illness and injuries from fever, infections and abdominal pain to fractures and wounds requiring stitches and more. We also treat patients with more acute illnesses, including asthma exacerbations, infants with bronchiolitis, children with croup and audible stridor, dehydration and those in need of a septic work up. Above all, our team is committed to the highest quality of care, while providing comfort and convenience to patients and families.

The Importance of Pulse Oximetry at PM PediatrIcs

At PM Pediatrics, we use pulse oximetry as an essential tool, in conjunction with a physical assessment, to help determine a patient’s respiratory status. In young children, the use of pulse oximetry is critical in assessing how ill a child may be. PM Pediatrics uses both handheld pulse oximeters and portable oximeters as part of our rolling vital signs cart.

PM Pediatrics Chooses Nonin Medical as Pulse Oximetry Solution for Children and Young Adults in Acute Situations.

Additionally, the training and implementation process with Nonin Medical was turn-key for our staff. A sales representative gave a quick demonstration with useful handouts on proper use and handling. Our team had no difficulty transitioning to the Nonin Medical brand of pulse oximetry.

Due to our positive experience with Nonin Medical, I have already recommended the Nonin Medical oximetry products to my colleagues both within and outside of PM Pediatrics. For new practices, we are also considering updating our Welch Allyn monitors with Nonin SpO2.

Conclusion

Careful consideration must be given when choosing a pulse oximetry solution in a pediatric setting. Patient conditions can be unpredictable, requiring a reliable pulse oximeter that performs consistently, with clinically proven accuracy. Infants and young children require easy-to- apply sensors that are small enough to fit properly, can be repositioned and also stay in place. Regardless of whether a child is moving, has low perfusion or dark skin tone, a pulse oximeter must get an accurate reading as quickly as possible. Nonin Medical’s complete pulse oximetry solutions provide accuracy in the widest range of patients and conditions.

For pediatric practices considering the use of pulse oximetry, PM Pediatrics recommends patience as a tip to getting a reading on a pediatric patient. Even with exceptional technology, getting a reading can still be challenging. Demonstrating to a child how the oximeter is used, along with a little bit of distraction, are the keys to getting an accurate reading.