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So comfortable patients forget they're wearing it!

The Nonin WristOx2 delivers highly accurate oxygen saturation and pulse rate readings in the widest range of patients. It's simple design makes it easy to use. It instantly begins recording data the second the patient slips on the finger probe. With a USB connection, data is downloaded into ComPAS and then integrated instantly into the patient's records and reports. In addition, simple excercise data such as distance, supplemental oxygen levels, and the Borg Dyspnea Scale score can be entered.

Six minute walk data can be displayed in a stand alone report or integrated into a Full PFT report.

Ideal For Six Minute Walk Test

The Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) is used to assess the sub-maximal level of an individual's functional capacity. The tes evaluates integrated responses to moderate exercise including the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, systemic circulation, peripheral circulation and muscle metabolism. It measures the distance an individual is able to walk over a total of six minutes on a hard, flat surface. The goal is for the individual to walk as far as possible in six minutes without jogging or running. If neccessary, the individual can pause, rest or even lean up against the corridor to catch their breath and continue when able.

Reimbursement Code: 94620

How Do I Setup the Six Minute Walk Test?

The Six Minute Walk Test is simple to set-up.

  • It requires a hallway/corridor of about 100 feet (30 meters) in length. The corridor should be marked every 10 feet and the turnaround points identfied with a cone or a line on the floor.
  • A stop watch or timer is required to accurately record the six minutes.
  • A lap counter is helpful for recording the number of laps.

How Do I Administer the Six Minute Walk Test?

  1. Collect Baseline Resting Data
    • Have the patient seated comfortably.
    • Strap the WristOx onto their wrist and have them put on the finger probe for 3 to 4 minutes.
    • Take off the finger probe.
  2. Collect Six Minute Walk Data
    • Bring the patient to the corridor where the test will be conducted.
    • Explain to the patient that they must walk (not jog or run) for 6 minutes and go as far a distance as possible. They may stop for breaks as needed and lean up against the corridor wall. Supplemental oxygen may be used if the patient uses it on a regular basis. 
    • Once the patient understands the test, ready your stop watch and lap counter, and have a chair ready for them to sit on at the end of the test.
    • Have the patient put on the finger probe and begin the test.
    • At the end of six minutes, leave the finger probe on the patient and bring the chair directly to them so they can rest while you collect recovery data. Note, it is important that patient keeps the finger probe on during this time, so that the recovery data is collected.
  3. Collect Recovery Data
    • Allow the patient to sit down and rest while the recovery data is collected.
    • Allow at least 4 minutes after the Six Minute Walk Test was completed for recovery data to be collected.
    • Once the recovery data has been collected, have the patient remove the finger probe and take off the WristOx.
  4. Import the Data into ComPAS
    • Import the data from the WristOx into ComPAS via USB.
    • Enter the distance traveled, whether or not supplemental oxygen was used and how much, and their dyspnea index.
    • Print out one of our fabulous reports that we customized for you!