U.S. Veteran's Administration Selects Nonin Medical's PalmSAT® 2500A Handheld Pulse Oximeter for VA Hospitals

MINNEAPOLIS – Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced with distributor Jordan Reses Supply Company that the U.S. Veteran's Administration (VA) has selected Nonin's PalmSAT Model 2500A handheld pulse oximeter for use in its hospitals.

Nonin's PalmSAT Model 2500A is a portable handheld pulse oximetry system with alarms that measures a patient's arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) level and pulse rate. It can be used for spot checking or continuous monitoring. Pulse oximetry measurements can provide clinicians an early warning of hypoxemia.

"Nonin is proud that our American-made PalmSAT Model 2500A will be used in caring for the men and women who served our country," said Rick Eagle, Vice President of Sales for Nonin Medical. "Clinicians want to catch oxygen desaturations as early as possible in this patient population, and they don't want false readings or false alarms. Nonin's PalmSAT Model 2500A uses pulse-by-pulse filtering to provide precise SpO2 measurements--even in the presence of poor perfusion, patient movement, dark skin tone, and other conditions that can affect accurate pulse oximetry readings," he said.

"The VA conducted a rigorous evaluation process to determine which pulse oximeter would best meet its needs," said Steve Baugh, President of Jordan Reses Supply Company. "Jordan Reses has a long history of providing the VA with industry-leading medical technology from companies like Nonin Medical. By working closely with Nonin, we were able to demonstrate that the clinical accuracy and reliability of the PalmSAT Model 2500A, along with the service and support provided by Jordan Reses, was the best choice to meet the VA's high standards."

More information about Nonin's PalmSAT Model 2500A handheld pulse oximeter can be found at nonin.com.

About Nonin Medical, Inc.

Nonin Medical, Inc. invented finger pulse oximetry and specializes in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive medical monitoring solutions. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. with an additional distribution and service center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nonin distributes its pulse and cerebral oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals, the U.S. military and consumers in more than 125 countries. The company and has more than 200 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.nonin.com.

About Jordan Reses Supply Company

As an industry leader, Jordan Reses is recognized for providing competitively priced, name brand products and prompt delivery. The company has built a reputation on a willingness and capability to provide unmatched customer service and satisfaction. Jordan Reses is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Distribution facilities are located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Denver, Colorado, with regional sales offices in Phoenix, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; Lenexa, Kansas; Winchester, Kentucky and Medford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.jrsupplyco.com.

SOURCE Nonin Medical, Inc.

CONTACT: Melanie Stanek, Director, Corporate Relations, Nonin Medical, Inc., Phone: +1 763-577-5514, Melanie.stanek@nonin.com

Web Site: http://www.nonin.com

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