Honolulu-based Shriners Hospitals for Children has implemented Masimo's noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring technology - Masimo SpHb - to improve patient safety.

Masimo SpHb is part of Masimo rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry which aids hospitals to noninvasively measure and continuously monitor blood constituents including total hemoglobin (SpHb), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO), methemoglobin (SpMet), Pleth Variability Index (PVI).

The hemoglobin monitor is also used in monitoring acoustic respiration rate (RRa), in addition to the Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion performance of Masimo SET oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), perfusion index (PI), and pulse rate (PR).

Shriners Hospitals for Children Anesthesiology Chief Harlan Klein said knowing whether a patient’s hemoglobin blood level is improving or falling to a critical point where a blood transfusion is necessary provides a good outcome for their young patients.