Measure the Oxygen in
Your Blood at the Wellness Expo
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[February 08, 2016]
LINCOLN – On February 20, the Logan County Department of Public
Health, Lincoln Park District, and the Healthy Communities Partnership
are excited to invite the public to the free Wellness Expo from 9:00
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District. Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital will be on-site providing a variety of free services including
free pulse oximetry.
Pulse oximetry is a test that measures the oxygen level of the
blood. It is an easy, painless measure of how well oxygen is being
sent to parts of the body furthest from the heart, such as the arms
“It’s a very easy test and doesn’t hurt at all,” said Debbie Ramlow,
cardiopulmonary manager at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. “It is
a simple test that passes a beam of red and infrared light through a
pulsating capillary bed to determine a percentage of oxygen
saturation in the blood. The results are almost instant.”
The test is typically performed during or after surgery, to test the
lungs, check a person’s ability to handle increased activity levels,
or to assist with identifying sleep apnea.
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“We hope that Wellness Expo attendees of all ages will stop by our
booth to learn about the importance of oxygen levels with this
simple test,” Ramlow said.
If you would like information about the Wellness Expo, contact Emily
Hauter at the Logan County Department of Public Health at
217-735-2317 ext. 235 for more information or LIKE “Wellness Expo
Logan County“ on Facebook.
[Angela Stoltzenburg, Healthy