Step 1: Remove any nail polish/false nails & warm your hand if cold.
Step 2: Rest for at least 5 minutes before taking your measurement.
Step 3: Rest your hand on your chest at heart level & hold it still.
Step 4: Switch on the oximeter & place it on your middle or index finger.
Step 5: The reading takes time to steady, Keep the oximeter in place for at least a minute or longer if the reading is not stable.
Step 6: Record the highest result once it has not changed for 5 seconds.
Step 7: Identify each reading carefully.
Step 8: Start recording from baseline & record three times a day at the same time. Take extra measures if you feel a change in your health.
Note: Call 1075 if you:
- Feel seriously ill.
- Are unable to complete short sentences, while resting, due to breathlessness.
- Your oxygen level is 92% or less.