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Sun May 3, 2020, 12:31 PM

Oximeters for administrative assistants day

So we are all working remotely and assistants did not get flowers, donuts or lunch at a restaurant. Probably did not remind us because everyone is anxious to keep their job and not wanting to rattle the bosses because we are freaked out about payroll. (Looks as though we will eke by and not lose anyone).

Sitting at home, I ordered oximeters for the staff. Recent articles indicate that Covid patients are dropping dead in ERs even before they are in respiratory distress or very shortly after experiencing breathing problems. Talking on cell phones then dropping dead. If doctors could have tested O2 levels days and weeks before the patient died, they might have been able to treat the patient with oxygen.

Oximeters May become as essential as thermometers while we are fighting this sneaky killer.

Other ideas for admin assistant day or Motherís Day
- order flowers from local businesses to keep them going
-order take home food for employees/moms
-order specialty stamps suitable for the employee/mom with themes they would approve (and help post office)

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MaryMagdaline May 2020 OP
live love laugh May 2020 #1
MaryMagdaline May 2020 #5
Aristus May 2020 #2
Major Nikon May 2020 #3
MaryMagdaline May 2020 #4
Aristus May 2020 #6

Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 12:41 PM

1. I ordered one then found out my watch had one already.

The one I ordered will become a gift.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #1)

Sun May 3, 2020, 01:53 PM

5. Great! I'm hoping mine will be regifted if the recipient already has one

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Sun May 3, 2020, 12:42 PM

2. An accurate oxygen saturation level is gold in a clinic visit.

That, temperature and respiratory rates are the vital signs I'm most interested in when patients come in with suspected COVID-19.

All of the other signs are important, of course (except for pain level, which is entirely subjective and of little clinical use), but those are the ones I need good levels for when evaluating the patient. Nothing in the world quite like a good oximeter.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sun May 3, 2020, 01:04 PM

3. I have a Nonin I bought 10 years ago

I use it when flying unpressurized at high altitudes.

A good one will last indefinitely and has come in handy over the years with friends and family at risk for pneumonia.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sun May 3, 2020, 01:48 PM

4. I'm just hoping the ones I ordered are accurate

I learned how important they were when my husband had sarcoidosis. We could test at home; saved more than a few doctor visits.

Thank you for treating COVID patients at great risk to yourself. My hatís off to you

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #4)

Sun May 3, 2020, 04:04 PM

6. Thank you.

I had four positives on Friday; all members of the same family. Asymptomatic so far, thank God.

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