Iowa Health System (IHS), has adopted use of the entire portfolio of Covidien Nellcor OxiMax pulse oximetry products. The Nellcor OxiMax Pulse Oximetry Systems provide efficient and safe monitoring of patient oxygenation levels and are used at medical facilities worldwide.

The IHS mission is to deliver the “Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time.” Full standardization on Nellcor pulse oximetry products will allow IHS to provide innovative technology to every patient in its entire community of facilities.

“Iowa Health System is committed to providing the right solutions for the best outcomes,” said April Fitzer, Vice President of Contracting, IHS. “We are excited to partner with Covidien for pulse oximetry technology to achieve that goal.”

The OxiMax N-600x pulse oximeter delivers reliable, accurate readings of patient oxygen levels and features SatSeconds alarm management and Nellcor OxiMax technology.

“We are committed to providing tools needed by healthcare professionals for enhanced patient safety,” said Doug Bartlett, Vice President, US Marketing, Patient Monitoring, Covidien. “The OxiMax platform delivers outstanding efficiency and safety. It is a critical tool that enables healthcare professionals to deliver superior quality of care and patient safety in present increasingly demanding healthcare environment. We are delighted that IHS has chosen to adopt the full line of Nellcor pulse oximetry products.”

The OxiMax SPD Alert feature detects repetitive patterns of desaturation in adults which are indicative of reductions in airflow through a patient’s upper airway into the patient’s lungs. With its easy-to-comprehend historical data and display, the system provides meaningful information about a patient’s status.

Apart from clinical benefits of the OxiMax N-600x pulse oximeter platform, system standardization is also cost-effective for the healthcare facility, decreasing the need for capital expenditures. Clinicians have access to innovative technology with the use of the latest OxiMax sensors.