Masimo non-invasive pulse carbon monoxide oximeter

Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32011000735
Authors' recommendations: Although the comparative studies included for assessment indicate that SpCO readings taken with the Masimo SET® CO-oximeter correlate highly with those obtained with conventional CO-oximetry, the small size of the studies is cause for concern. Larger scale studies need to be conducted. The two large case series indicate that the Masimo may be useful in an emergency department setting, requiring minimal training and is capable of detecting occult cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.The non-invasive Masimo CO-oximeter may provide greater utility for the measurement of SpCO in an emergency department environment. It is likely that hospitals will make individual decisions on whether or not to purchase this device and diffusion of the device will occur naturally within the health care system. Therefore HealthPACT has recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Oximetry
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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