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Pulse Oximeter Simulation

To reference this educational web simulation according to the APA style for Web references, use:

Lampotang S, Lizdas D. (2009): Web-Enabled Simulation of a Pulse Oximeter. Retrieved <insert date of retrieval here>, from University of Florida Department of Anesthesiology Virtual Anesthesia Machine Web site:
Web Simulation of a Pulse Oximeter

Click and drag the corresponding slider to change SpO2 and heart rate. Click on the numerical display of SpO2 and HR to view the pulse oximeter trace (optoplethysmogram). This simulation is also available on a CD from the Global Oximetry (GO) project of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). 


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