EDEXCEL TOPIC 3 MEDICAL PHYSICS:PULSE AND PULSE OXIMETERY

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PULSE:

THE AVERAGE HEART RATE FOR AND ADULT IS :60-100 HEARTBEATS PER MINUTE!!

the max pulse rate is 220 minus your age..

e.g. i am 16 so.. 220-16=204 is my maximum heart rate per minute

pulse oximetery:

A pulse oximeter is worn on your finger:

(http://www.daviddarling.info/images/pulse_oximeter.jpg)

it tells the doctor your pulse rate as well as how well the blood is gettin oxygen!

USES: Anaesthesia roo, intensive care,recovery

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