Surgeon's Assistant

7 million people worldwide die or become disabled due to surgical complications each year. Now a cheaper version of the pulse oximeter—which clips to a patient’s finger to measure blood oxygen saturation and is standard in operating rooms and doctors’ offices of developed nations—has come to places like Mongolia.
 
Created by a nonprofit in 2011, the durable Lifebox oximeter could help the country bring safer surgery to millions.
 
“Of course Lifebox pulse oximeters increase the safety of patients,” says consultant anesthetist Surajit Giri. “But they also increase the security and confidence of anesthetists to join rural services.”
 
Source: Mosaic

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