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UK Specialist Ambulance Service takes delivery of 10 Ferno Fingertip Pulse Oximeters

Ferno has secured its first order for the new nifty Ferno²  Fingertip Pulse Oximeter.

UK Specialist Ambulance Service (UK SAS) has taken delivery of 10 of the new devices, which fit on to a patient’s finger and measure blood oxygen saturation levels and heart (pulse) rate quickly and accurately.


The tool is ideal for the hospital and pre-hospital workplace, from the emergency services and search and rescue to A&E.


Jon Ellis, managing director at Ferno, said: “The Ferno² is a must-have accessory for the frontline healthcare practitioner. It is reliable, very easy to use and lightweight. It can be worn on a lanyard around the neck, so it’s at your fingertips when you need a quick and accurate reading of blood oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate. I’m sure the team at UK SAS will find the devices useful on an almost daily basis.”


The large OLED display has 10 brightness settings to suit the working environment and can be viewed at any angle with a choice of read outs and orientations. A built-in auto power off feature saves battery life which, under normal operating conditions, lasts a minimum of 30 hours and the hard plastic casing protects the device from the rigours of daily use.


UK SAS offers the widest range of specialist vehicles for urgent and non-urgent transport journeys within the UK private ambulance market. It is one of the largest private ambulance services in operation and carries out more than 250,000 contracted patient journeys each year for the NHS. The services are also used by private hospitals, healthcare facilities, event organisers and private individuals.

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Earlier this year Ferno agreed a deal to deliver 150 of its Pegasus trolleys to UK SAS over the next 12 months for its expanding ambulance fleet, which includes multi-casualty Jumbulances.