Model 8500

Handheld Pulse Oximeter

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Model 8500

Handheld Pulse Oximeter

As an EMS professional, you have high standards for the equipment you use. Now the industry does, too. The standard known as IEC 60601-2 Edition 4 went into effect on January 1, 2019. All new or updated devices must meet these requirements to be indicated for EMS use.

If you have a handheld pulse oximeter, it met existing requirements when you bought it. But the new standard is more demanding in several ways. Now is a good time to check your devices for compliance—and to take a look at the updated Model 8500 from Nonin.


Long Battery Life

Provides up to 100 hours of operation on (6) AA batteries


Multiple Uses

Can be used for spot checks or continuous monitoring of SpO2



Rugged design and construction, backed by a 3-year warranty

Easy to Use

Features bright LED displays and easy 3-button operation

Perfusion Indicator

Tri-color perfusion indicator provides immediate feedback on pulse quality

Reliable Results

PureSAT® technology uses intelligent pulse-by-pulse filtering to provide precise oximetry measurements

Sensor Options

Compatible with a full line of Nonin PureLight® sensors

Nonin PureSAT® Technology
for Reliable Measurements

Clinically proven Nonin PureSAT® pulse oximetry technology uses intelligent pulse-by-pulse filtering to provide precise oximetry measurements—even in the presence of motion, low perfusion or other challenging conditions. With Nonin smart averaging technology, PureSAT® automatically adjusts to each patient’s condition to provide fast and reliable readings you can trust.

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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Trusts Nonin Sensors
Proven Reliability in the Field

Emergency rescue staff and health care professionals can be confident in the performance of Nonin devices when patient assessment is critical, resulting in efficient and appropriately administered care. A study at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue found that Nonin's reusable 8000AA Finger Clip Sensors have an extremely low failure rate as observed in the demanding, uncontrolled environment of pre-hospital emergency.

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Handheld Oximeter
Battery Life Comparison

Handheld pulse oximeters are portable and versatile, ideal for use in care settings outside the hospital and clinic. Nonin's Model 8500 provides reliable measurements in environments from emergency medical services to homecare. They deliver consistent performance at low operating costs.

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Compatible Sensors from Nonin

Nonin pulse oximetry sensors are manufactured using high-quality materials, making them highly durable in a wide variety of patient settings. They feature exclusive technologies and are designed with patient comfort in mind, minimizing potential patient discomfort, which can impact the accuracy of sensor readings. Use Nonin's sensor compatibility tools to discover the best sensor(s) for your patient needs.


  • Description


  • Handheld Rubber Bumper


  • USB Adapter


  • Serial Cable with Memory


  • Serial Cable with Memory or Real Time


  • Universal Extension Cable (1m)


  • Universal Extension Cable (3m)


  • Universal Extension Cable (6m)


  • Universal Extension Cable (9m)


  • Right Angle Connector


  • Universal Right Angle Connector (3m)


  • Continua Compliant USB Adapter


  • Handheld Mounting Bracket


  • Handheld Carrying Case


  • 8500 Carrying Case


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