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Hopkins Medical Products Develops Dual Use Fingertip Neonatal Pulse Oximeter

October 2, 2012

BALTIMORE, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hopkins Medical products announced the release of its Newborn & Mom pulse oximeter kit. The dual-use adult fingertip oximeter has an additional port to attach the Hopkins newborn y-probe sensor for infant pulse oximetry screening. This innovative two in one device serves as an adult and neonatal oximeter. The kit also contains a carrying case, alcohol wipes and Hopkins Pulse Oximeter Wraps to secure the y-probe to the patient. The Hopkins Newborn & Mom pulse oximeter kit is ideal for those looking for a cost effective, accurate and portable way to perform newborn pulse oximetry screenings outside of the hospital setting.

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“We wanted to have a cost effective option for care providers to perform pulse oximetry screenings on infant and neonatal patients outside the hospital setting,” said Vice President and GM C. Louis Klug III. “The all-inclusive kit and compact design makes it very easy to transport from location to location.”

Neonatal pulse oximetry screening has become an import test care providers can use to screen for critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4,800 babies are born in the United States every year that have one of seven different CCHDs. Critical congenital heart defects account for nearly 3% of infant mortality during the first year of life and affects between seven and nine of every 1000 newborns. Detecting CCHDs early and implementing surgical correction can be lifesaving and can prevent or limit brain damage. United States Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, acknowledged the importance of infant pulse oximetry screening when she endorsed adding the screening for CCHDs to the Uniform Screening Panel in September of 2011.

The Newborn & Mom pulse oximeter kit will retail under $200 and Hopkins Medical is backing the new product with a 3 year warranty.

For over 67 years, Hopkins Medical Products has taken pride in its tradition of providing quality medical products for quality care.

About Hopkins Medical Products

Established in 1945, Hopkins Medical Products specializes in designing and providing unique and hard to find healthcare products for nurses, physical therapists and healthcare aids for home healthcare, hospice, assisted living and hospital setting. The company produces the largest selection of professional home healthcare nurse bags in the world. Most nurse bags meet OSHA, Joint Commission and HIPAA guidelines. In addition, Hopkins Medical is involved in the manufacture and distribution of medical supplies including but not limited to: sphygmomanometers, stethoscopes, single patient MRSA kits, spill kits, thermometers, pediatric pulse oximeters, medical scales and diagnostic supplies.

For more information Hopkins Medical Products, visit www.hmponline.com or follow Hopkins on Facebook.

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