DRE Inc (Louisville, Ky) offers an ergonomically designed hand-held pulse oximeter—the BCI 3401 FingerPrint. This cost- efficient, easy-to-use solution features robust memory and an integrated printer for immediate hard-copy documentation of real-time or trended data for patients ranging from neonate to adult. The simple three-key operation measures SpO2 pulse rate and pulse strength. Even with its integrated printer, the BCI 3401 is cost-efficient with its portable power—four easily replaceable AA alkaline batteries. Additionally, its auto-shutoff feature conserves battery power. The “pulse-beep” option audibly alerts the caregiver of patient status. Its flexible memory trends a single patient or stores select data for up to 99 patients. A protective rubber boot is provided to make sure the BCI 3401 lasts for years to come. Reusable and disposable sensor accessories are available through DRE. (800) 477-2007; www.dremed.com.
Beta Biomed Services Inc
Beta Biomed Services Inc (Rowlett, Tex) offers high-quality, cost-efficient repair or replacement of all major manufacturers’ pulse oximeter sensor cables. Beta has a family of reusable sensors: adult, pediatric, ear, and omni-site “Y” styles. All of its repairs, as well as its replacement sensors, carry a 1-year warranty. Beta has a full line of extension and adapter cables for all of its sensors. Beta also repairs fetal-monitoring cables (toco and ultrasound).
The company prides itself in its quality system. As a FDA- registered device establishment, it incorporates the FDA quality systems requirements in all areas of its facility. Additionally, it is certified to the international standards ISO 13845:2003 and ISO 9001:2000. (800) 315-7551; www.betabiomed.com.
Pronk Technologies’ (South Pasadena, Calif) latest breakthrough technology is the OxSim SP02 simulator, which provides four different saturation rates, three different pulse rates, and a low perfusion mode—all at the touch of a button. OxSim runs on a single, AA alkaline battery as a stand-alone simulator that will fit in a shirt pocket. OxSim also fits easily into the SimCube carrying case and can be connected to the SimCube battery-boost option for extended run time. Pronk Technologies has successfully integrated 12 lead electrocardiogram, arrhythmia, respiration, invasive and noninvasive pressure, a digital manometer (-400 to +400 mmHg), and now SP02 into an easy-to-use, extremely portable, comprehensive vital-signs-simulation system. (800) 609-9802; www.pronktech.com.
BC Group International Inc
BC Group International Inc (St Louis) offers FingerSims, which test any SpO2 finger probe. The BC FingerSims provide 80%, 90%, and 97% saturation, and test your probes the same way they are used. Both the light source and the pickup are tested when your probe tests through the artificial FingerSim. Calibrated pulse rate is available with BC Biomedical patient simulators and NIBP simulators. (800) 242-8428; www.bcgroupintl.com.