Nonin Medical Inc, the inventor of finger pulse oximeters and a manufacturer of noninvasive medical monitoring, has donated six Onyx 9500 finger pulse oximeters to the Evangelistic International Ministries (EIM) for use at the Hospital Centro Socorro De Lo Alto in the remote village of Sula, Honduras.
Finger pulse oximeters are small, lightweight devices designed to measure and display a person’s oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (%SpO2) and pulse rate.
“Nonin’s pulse oximeters provide an invaluable tool to the largely volunteer medical staff that are treating a diverse patient population in this rural community,” said John Wilson, MD, a retired orthopedic surgeon who recently volunteered at the hospital. In many cases, the Onyx 9500 provided the primary vital signs monitoring of patients after surgery. Some of the surgeries recently performed at the hospital included gynecological procedures, knee replacements, and hip replacements.
EIM, a Christian nonprofit relief and development organization in the US, addresses the critical needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.