Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cool Infect-o-Meter

I wish I had thought of this.

Pulse oximeters, devices that measure the oxygen level in a person's blood non-invasively in real-time, use the same technology. Only problem is, if no blood is reaching the wound to promote wound healing, no antibiotics will either. But the potential of this device to urge doctors to intervene earlier with treatment during wound healing is intriguing.


1 comment:

Charity Doc said...

In hyperbaric medicine, we routinely use transcutaneous oximetry (TCOM), to assess feasibility for wound healing. If the TCOM is low, the patient will not be a good candidate for HBOT.