The Air 10 Oximetry Kit is a full and complete kit which includes a XPOD oximeter, sensor clip, 3M cable, a reusable soft sensor and an oximetry adapter. An oximeter is used to monitor your oxygen saturation levels; the Air 10 oximeter will connect directly to your AirSense or AirCurve machine. This oximetry kit enables patients to monitor their oxygen saturation levels with incredible effectiveness and accuracy; what's more, patients can store their data remotely for later retrieval and easier transfer.
Unlike other models, the Air 10 oximeter is able to effectively monitor your oxygen saturation levels without using a blood sample. Hence, patients can gather their necessary information in a totally painless manner.
This oximetry kit is compatible specifically for the AirSense CPAP series and the AirCurve Bi-Level series by ResMed; it will not work with older machines by ResMed or devices built by disparate manufacturers.
Reusable Pulse Oximetry Soft Sensor (Medium size)
Nonin 8000SM offers ultimate flexibility for SpO2 measurement. The sensor remains comfortable for short-term spot checking or continuous monitoring.
Suitable for settings where SpO2 monitoring is required
First, this is a proprietary ResMed device that is not discounted , and is very expensive. O2 saturation falls with airway obstruction, and is only one of the complications of sleep apnea, but the only one that can be monitored at home. In addition, the tools available to patients are limited. I was unable to sucessfully download the readings with Sleepyhead ( Apnea Board), and the patient monitoring software from ResMed (ResScan) does not either. I was able to enroll in ResView and even at that I must take the card out daily and download it to the software . The cellular link to the DME provider and Physican does not include Oximetry data, the patient must submit the data card for readings. All other statistics for treatment are based on pressure and flow measurements. It is unfortunate that Oximetry data is not more acessable to the patient.
That said, of the available oximeters, the one used with the Autosense is easy to use, displays O2 sat while in use, and the finger sensor is comfortable. I use a sleeve to control the wire , and avoid tangles in the bedding. Compared to the otrher finger and ear sensors I have used, this one is stable whiel using the hand, and the readout ahs few gaps due to lack of sensor signal. Since I was able to record data daily with AirView I did not trouble shoot data collection issues with Sloeepyhead.
Summary, it is very expensive compared to other oximeters. It is very difficult to obtain the data. The data obtained is very important, and is trhe only direct measurement at home of complications of airway obstruction.