Pulse Oximetry Sensors

Obtains oxygen saturation (SpO2) signal and transmits signal to pulse oximeter.

Pulse Oximetry Sensor Products

Nellcor™ Forehead SpO₂ Sensor

Offers significant advancement in patient safety monitoring. Nellcor™ forehead SpO2 sensor provides an effective monitoring option when digit sensors fail to obtain an SpO2 signal1,2 and detects changes in SpO2 notably earlier than digit sensors during poor perfusion conditions.3,4

1. Branson R, Davis B, Davis K et al. Comparison of forehead and finger oximetry in mechanically ventilated patients with poor perfusion. Respir Care. 2003;48:1086.

2. Schallom, Sona, McSweeney, Mazuski. Comparison of reflective and transmission oximetry in surgical/trauma patients with poor perfusion. Crit Care Med. 2005;32:S138.

3. Bebout DE, Mannheimer PD, Wun C-C. Site-dependent differences in the time to detect changes in saturation during low perfusion. Crit Care Med. 2001;29(12)A115.

4. MacLeod DB, Cortinez LI, Keifer JC et al. The desaturation response time of finger pulse oximeters during mild hypothermia. Anaesthesia. 2005;60:65-71.

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Features and Benefits

  • Responds to changes in arterial oxygen saturation typically one to two minutes sooner than digit sensors for patients with weak pulses
  • Maintains stronger signal integrity unlike ear sensors, which may cause pressure necrosis and are subject to vasoconstriction5
  • Easier access to the forehead than to the hands, especially in the operating room
  • More accurate than all other ear, nose and forehead sensors
  • Contains LoSat™ expanded accuracy range (60% to 100% SpO2) when used with a Nellcor™ pulse oximeter with OxiMax™ technology
  • Effective for mechanically ventilated and supine patients
  • Can be used for up to two days with appropriate site inspections and changes

5. Cortinez LI, MacLeod DB, Wright D, Cameron D, Moretti E. Assessment of vasoactivity at different sites using oximeter's plethysmograph. Anesthesiology. 2003;99:A560.

Indications for Usage

  • For use on the patient’s forehead.

Ordering Information

DescriptionWeight RangeQuantityCatalog Number
Nellcor™ Forehead SpO2 Sensor > 10 kg 24/case MAXFAST
Nellcor™ Forehead Oximetry Sensor Headbands Non-adhesive 12/case 10004954

How to Order

For additional information or to place an order, call Customer Service at 1-800-635-5267.

Note to patients:

All the devices shown here are prescription products and must be obtained from a licensed provider or physician. Patients cannot purchase directly from Covidien.

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Nellcor™ SpO₂ sensors (adhesive)

Highly accurate and feature tear-resistant bandages that provide a comfortable, secure "second-skin" fit. The Nellcor™ SpO2 sensor bandage is designed to prevent ambient light from interfering with SpO2 readings.

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Features and Benefits

  • Sterile, single-patient use sensors for neonates, pediatrics and adults
  • LoSat™ expanded accuracy range helps clinicians better manage patients in the challenging lower saturation ranges*
  • Tear-resistant bandages for durability
  • Extra electronic shielding in the bandage prevents light interference
  • Compatible with current Nellcor™ pulse oximeters with OxiMax™ technology and previous generations
  • OxiMax™ digital memory chip enables special communication features when sensors are used with full-featured Nellcor™ pulse oximeters with OxiMax™ technology:
    • Sensor messages relay troubleshooting tips for optimal sensor placement

* LoSat™ feature is not available in the MAX-R

Ordering Information

DescriptionQuantityCatalog Number
Nellcor™ Adult SpO2 Sensor 24/case MAXA
Nellcor™ Adult XL SpO2 Sensor 24/case MAXAL
Nellcor™ Pediatric SpO2 Sensor 24/case MAXP
Nellcor™ Infant SpO2 Sensor 24/case MAXI
Nellcor™ Neonatal-Adult SpO2 Sensor 24/case MAXN
Nellcor™ Adult SpO2 Nasal Sensor 24/case MAXR
Nellcor™ Sensor Assortment Pack 1 MAXA, 1 MAXP, 1 MAXI, 1 MAXNMAXPAC

How to Order

For additional information or to place an order, call Customer Service at 1-800-635-5267.

Note to patients:

All the devices shown here are prescription products and must be obtained from a licensed provider or physician. Patients cannot purchase directly from Covidien.

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Nellcor™ SpO₂ sensors non-adhesive

For patients with sensitive skin, applying and removing adhesives can damage the delicate epidermal tissue and may disrupt the skin’s normal barrier function, leading to increased risk of infection.1 These sensors give clinicians a gentle alternative to adhesive sensors for patients with fragile skin. Ideal for monitoring neonates and preterm infants, geriatric and burn patients, or other patients with sensitive skin.

Nellcor™ SpO2 sensors non-adhesive come in three models: preterm infants weighing < 1.5 kg, neonatal patients weighing 1.5 to 5 kg and adult patients weighing > 40 kg.

1. Lund CH, Kuller J, Lane AT, Lott JW Raines DA, Thomas KK. Neonatal skin care: evaluation of the AWHONN/NANN research-based practice project on knowledge and skin care practices. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses/National Association of Neonatal Nurses. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2001;30(1):30-40.

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Features and Benefits

  • Sensors fasten with Velcro®* instead of adhesive tape
  • Sensor bandage is made of a soft, pliable, low profile foam material that gives it "stiction" to help keep the sensor in place without adhesives
  • Sensors are designed for single-patient use and are packaged sterile to help alleviate infection-control concerns
  • Design eliminates need to remove and apply additional adhesive when checking or changing sensor sites
  • Improved optics maximize signal acquisition to overcome challenges of weak pulses and thick or darkly pigmented skin

Velcro is a registered trademark of Velcro U.S.A.

Ordering Information

DescriptionWeight RangeQuantityCatalog Number
Nellcor™ Preemie SpO2 Sensor Non-Adhesive < 1.5 kg 24/case SC-PR
Nellcor™ Neonatal SpO2 Sensor Non-Adhesive 1.5 kg - 5 kg 24/case SC-NEO
Nellcor™ Adult SpO2 Sensor Non-Adhesive > 40 kg 24/case SC-A

How to Order

For additional information or to place an order, call Customer Service at 1-800-635-5267.

Note to patients:

All the devices shown here are prescription products and must be obtained from a licensed provider or physician. Patients cannot purchase directly from Covidien.

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Nellcor™ SpO₂ Sensors Two Piece with OxiMax™ Technology

Reusable cable with a sterile, single patient use adhesive bandage to form a cost effective sensor. Nellcor™ SpO2 sensors two piece with OxiMax™ technology work with the current Nellcor™ pulse oximetry monitors with OxiMax™ technology as well as previous generations.

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Features and Benefits

  • Sterile, single-patient use bandage is made of self-adhesive material that provides a "second-skin" fit and reduces the possibility of cross-contamination
  • Visible alignment marks ensure easy application
  • Adhesive sensor bandage easily disconnects from the cable for patient transport, ambulation, turning and other activities

Indications for Usage

  • For neonatal, pediatric and adult patients undergoing outpatient surgery and/or procedures. Check site at least every 8 hours as directed

Ordering Information

DescriptionQuantityCatalog Number
Nellcor™ Adult SpO2 Sensor Two Piece 24/case A
Nellcor™ Pediatric SpO2 Sensor Two Piece 24/case P
Nellcor™ Infant SpO2 Sensor Two Piece 24/case I
Nellcor™ Neonatal-Adult SpO2 Sensor Two Piece 24/case N
Nellcor™ Sensor Cable 1/box OC-3

How to Order

For additional information or to place an order, call Customer Service at 1-800-635-5267.

Note to patients:

All the devices shown here are prescription products and must be obtained from a licensed provider or physician. Patients cannot purchase directly from Covidien.

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Nellcor™ reusable sensors with OxiMax™ technology

Reusable sensor options for spot checks or short-term monitoring. From a multi-site sensor to a convenient clip design, Covidien assures the quality and durability of the Nellcor™ reusable sensors with OxiMax™ technology. All of the reusable sensors work with the current Nellcor™ pulse oximetry monitors with OxiMax™ technology as well as previous generations.

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Features and Benefits

  • Nonsterile
  • Easy-to-use design
  • Built-in shielding protects signal from electronic noise
  • High quality LEDs maximize tracking capabilities
  • Sensor head design optimizes signal and shields detector from ambient light
  • Nellcor™ SpO2 sensor multi-site reusable (D-YS) ear clip accessory is available for alternative application site
  • PediCheck™ pediatric spot check clip accessory available for spot check monitoring not exceeding 20 minutes

Indications for Usage

  • For neonatal, pediatric and adult patients in almost any clinical setting (see weight ranges under ordering information).

How to Order

For additional information or to place an order, call Customer Service at 1-800-635-5267.

Note to patients:

All the devices shown here are prescription products and must be obtained from a licensed provider or physician. Patients cannot purchase directly from Covidien.

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