Covidien announced that it has integrated its Nellcor OxiMax oximetry system into Drager bedside monitors with the new Infinity SmartPod. This integration which is installed primarily in critical-care areas such as the Emergency, OR and Neonatal Care departments, incorporates the latest Nellcor OxiMax pulse oximetry system which is an added flexibility to customers to choose the OxiMax system with Drager patient monitors. This makes the Infinity monitors to be compatible with Covidien’s family of specialty sensors, which work only with Nellcor OxiMax technology. Covidien’s innovative sensors that include the Max-Fast forehead sensor used for patients with poor perfusion and the SoftCare nonadhesive sensor line for patients with sensitive skin, enables effective, comfortable care throughout the high-acuity and critical-care areas of the hospital. The Nellcor pod uses cardiac-based signal processing algorithms that enable clinicians to track SpO2 and pulse rate during difficult monitoring challenges, such as during signal interference or low perfusion.