Journal article

Comparison of heart rate and oxygen saturation measurements from Masimo and Nellcor pulse oximeters in newly born term infants

JA Dawson, A Saraswat, L Simionato, M Thio, COF Kamlin, LS Owen, GM Schmoelzer, PG Davis

ACTA PAEDIATRICA | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIM: To compare heart rate (HR) measurements from Masimo and Nellcor pulse oximeters (POs) against HR measured via a three lead electrocardiograph (ECG) (HRECG ). We also compared peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2 ) measurements between Nellcor and Masimo oximeters. METHOD: Term infants born via elective caesarean section were studied. ECG leads were placed on the infant's chest and abdomen. Masimo and Nellcor PO sensors were randomly allocated to either foot. The monitors were placed on a trolley, and data from each monitor screen captured by a video camera. HR, SpO2 measurements and signal quality were extracted. Bland-Altman analysis was used to determine agreement between HR from the EC..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

JAD is a recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Post Doctoral Fellowship and is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. PGD is a recipient of an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship. The study was supported in part by an NHMRC Program Grant No. 606789.