How to Use a Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

There are many reasons you might need to regularly monitor your blood pressure. Don't worry, there's a simple way to do it! A wrist blood pressure monitor is a good option if you can't use a regular cuff or if you want a monitor that's portable and convenient. However, these monitors take your blood pressure in a different place, meaning you must be particular about how you take your reading for accuracy. Place the cuff correctly on your wrist for the most accurate reading, arrange your arm so it's even with your heart, then turn the monitor on to take a reading.
Situating Yourself and the Cuff

Sit still for 5 minutes in a comfortable position. Before starting the reading, take a short resting period. Sit in a comfortable chair that supports your back. Place your feet flat on the floor
Move any fabric away from your wrist. It's best to take a reading on bare skin. Pull up long sleeves. Take off jackets or sweaters if you can't move the sleeve up enough to take…

Pulse Oximeters, Vital for Effective Disease Management

What is Pulse Oximetry?
Pulse oximetry is a painless and non-invasive method for measuring oxygen saturation in the blood. A small probe is clipped on the finger tip or ear lobe.  Sometimes it is just to receive a singular reading or sometimes during a hospital stay it is used for continuous monitoring.
What is Oxygen Saturation?
We breathe in air through our respiratory system where the lungs filter out nitrogen and other gasses and send the useful oxygen molecules throughout the body via hemoglobin traveling through our blood vessels. Oxygen saturation is the measurement of how much oxygen is being transported through our blood stream at any given time.
Who can Benefit from the use of a Pulse Oximeter?
Heart Attack SufferersCOPD PatientsThose with Lung CancerAnyone with AsthmaPeople in Various Kinds of Heart FailurePatients who have Contracted PneumoniaHow does Pulse Oximetry Work?
The pulse oximeter makes use of light saturation to measure oxygen saturati…

Welcome to our Oxygen Therapy Page!

Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment provides oxygen therapy and nebulizer therapy serving the Charlotte, NC area. Whether you are one of our current customers, a Pulmonologist, Cardiologist or PCP we will provide and educate you or your patients on Invacare’s homefill oxygen system allowing our patients to fill their own small portable oxygen cylinders from their Invacare concentrators.  Our oxygen patients in Charlotte enjoy their freedom and independence with an unlimited supply of oxygen. Additionally we follow up with our customers at a minimum on a semi-annual basis for oxygen concentrator checks monitoring oxygen purity levels and ensuring proper equipment function.We also supply oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen including portable oxygen concentrators, a full line of oxygen supplies and 24 hour emergency oxygen service year round including respiratory therapists in the Charlotte area.  If you are in need of oxygen equipment or oxygen supplies for your oxygen …

How Often Can You Use the EMS System on the Same Muscle Groups?

EMS, or Electrical Muscle Stimulation is a type of fitness enhancement device that involves using a low-level electric current to cause muscles to contract, helping them improve in strength and appearance. Electrical Muscle Stimulation originated in Soviet Russia in the 1950's as a way of increasing athletes' physical strength and muscle tone. Its creator was Dr. Y. Kots of the Central Institute of Physical Culture in the former USSR. Dr. Kots introduced Electrical Muscle Stimulation to the rest of the world when he presented a paper about his discovery at Concordia University in Montreal. There, he outlined the tremendous potential for using Electrical Muscle Stimulation as strength enhancer.

As early as the 1970s, EMS was used in the United States, primarily as a means of rehabilitating injured muscles. It was used in hospitals and rehabilitation clinics, but was fairly rare and unknown by the public. EMS' effectiveness as a muscle builder (compared with conventional exe…

How Electrical Stimulation Is Used in Physical Therapy

Electromagnetic Pulse Therapy, also known as PEMFT or just PEMF, is cure method that uses magnets to generate pulsing, moving energy which is thought to change what sort of body copes with pain. It is FDA-approved to fuse bones, and in addition has been cleared using devices to reduce inflammation and joint pain. The remedy has been used to take care of pain and edema in smooth tissues for more than six generations now. PEMFT uses electricity to direct some magnetic pulses through injured structure whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal to stimulate cellular repair. Intensive research has firmly proven that tissues like blood, muscle, ligaments, bone and cartilage respond to biophysical input, including electrical and electromagnetic fields. TENS, when properly used, is normally safe. If you believe you would like to try TENS for back pain, get hold of your doctor. The strategy works differently for differing people, and it’s really not for everyone. Your physician m…

Why a Pulse Oximeter Could Be Your New Favorite Training Gadget

Although pulse oximeters are ubiquitous in medical settings, only recently have they become available for athletes. These small but powerful devices can give you a snapshot of your body’s ability to process oxygen, which is a key factor in performance if you live or train at altitude, or tend to overtrain. Here we’ll investigate how these devices work, and how you might use them to optimize your performance.
What is a pulse oximeter?
A pulse oximeter is a device that measures blood oxygen levels (oxygen saturation or SpO2) by estimating the percentage of oxygen bound to hemoglobin in the blood. Pulse oximeters are small, portable, non-invasive and painless; they’re so convenient that they’re often used by pilots and people who work or train at high altitudes. Simply clip it to your (or your athlete’s) finger, and it will give you an accurate data reading.
How does a Pulse Oximeter work? When oxygen is inhaled into the lungs, it attaches to hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells). The re…

Uses and Benifits of Finger Pulse Oximeter

A pulse oximeter is a device intended for the non-invasive measurement of arterial blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and pulse rate. Oximeters are widely used in hospitals, medical clinics, operating rooms, and homes. Both oxygen saturation level and pulse rate are vital signs of a patient. Oximeters are inexpensive and can report an accurate reading within seconds. Speed is important especially in an emergency situation. Pulse oximeter is used medically by patients with asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic obstructive airway diseases (COAD), and other respiratory conditions. Patients with serious respiratory problems should have their SpO2 levels check regularly and especially if they are not feeling well. For many patients, doctors often recommend exercise to improve their physical stamina and overall fitness. However exercise can result in increasing shortness of breath. Patients should monitor their oxygen saturation with pulse oximeters while exerci…