Oxygen Saturation Accuracy Specification Grid for N-595 Pulse Oximeter
OXIMAX Sensor Models
Single Patient Use
OxiCliq Sensor Models
Single Patient Use
OxiCliq N† (Adult)
OxiCliq N† (Neonate)
Accuracy Specifications: Accuracy specifications
are based on controlled hypoxia studies with healthy,
non-smoking adult volunteers over the specified
saturation SpO2 range. Pulse oximeter SpO2 readings
were compared to SaO2 values of drawn blood samples
measured by hemoximetry. All accuracies are
expressed as ± “X” digits. This variation equals ± one
standard deviation (± 1 SD), which encompasses 68%
of the population.
Neonatal Accuracy: When sensors are used on
neonatal subjects as recommended, the specified
accuracy range is increased by ± 1 digit as
compared to adult usage, to account for the
theoretical effect on oximeter measurements of
fetal hemoglobin in neonatal blood. For example,
MAX-N accuracy on neonates is ± 3 digits, rather
than ± 2.
Oxygen saturation accuracy can be affected by certain
environmental and patient physiological conditions, as
discussed in the operator’s manual for the monitor.
Use Nellcor sensors only with Nellcor patient
monitors and monitors containing Nellcor oximetry, or
with instruments licensed to use Nellcor sensors
(Nellcor-compatible instruments). Consult individual
manufacturers for accuracy specifications and
compatibility information of particular instruments
and Nellcor sensor models.
D-YS (Infant to Adult)
D-YS & D-YSE
D-YS & D-YSPD
* The accuracy specification under motion conditions is ± 3. For a
definition of motion, contact Nellcor Technical Services or your local
† The MAX-N and the OxiCliq N were tested on patients > 40 kg.
‡ The accuracy specification has been determined between saturations
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