Fingerstick Devices

Portable device eliminates finger sticks

Portable device eliminates finger sticks

Masimo's Pronto, showcased at the recent NADONA conference, is a portable, handheld Pulse CO-Oximeter that offers noninvasive and quick spot-check testing of total hemoglobin (SpHb), SpO2, pulse rate and perfusion index.

Highlighting long-term care concerns, FDA issues new guidance for finger-stick devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidance, calling for restricted use and better labeling procedures for fingerstick devices. The agency noted a rise in blood borne infections, particularly in long-term care facilities, in recent years, while reversing one of its earlier stances on the devices.