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ICIS Quarterly Meeting: Pulse Oximetry History, Advancements, and Alarms Management

  • 02 May 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, Ogden, UT 84404 AND Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho, 83706


  • For registration in the Boise Area
  • For registrations in the Ogden Metropolitan Area
  • ICIS Members who live and work further than 50 miles from either Ogden, Utah or Boise, Idaho may request a login to remotely attend this presentation.

    ICIS Members who live in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming will be given priority consideration.

    Available lines will then be provided to other members outside of these states.

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Presenter: John Griswold, CBET – Senior Biomedical Equipment Technician, The Nebraska Medical Center

Meeting locations planned for Ogden, Utah at the Ogden Weber Applied Technology College; Boise, Idaho at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; and, as always...

meetings may be attended remotely for members who live more than 50 miles from the meeting location.

John Griswold will discuss the history of pulse oximetry technology, pulse oximetry technology advancements, and alarms management. 

Attendees will learn from a senior healthcare technology management responsible for system-wide standardized, clinical review, and alarms management.

About John Griswold, CBET.


December 1981 – Present; Biomedical Instrumentation,The 

Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska .

Assigned to Respiratory Care equipment since 1987; Responsible for the Biomedical evaluation of clinical devices under consideration or trial by Respiratory Care.

In August 2000, an initiative was launched to improve and standardize SpO2 monitoring organization wide. Mr. Griswold was asked to evaluate, and interface existing recorders and remote alarm systems, to Pulse Oximeters from three manufactures.

In December 2001, 

Nebraska Medical Center standardized to Masimo SpO2.

Mr. Griswold served on several committees and task forces preparing for standardization and upgrade of all physiological monitoring.

In April 2005, all physiological monitors were replaced with on-board Masimo SpO2, organization wide.

Mr. Griswold has been involved with the planning and installation in all stages.

John has assisted Masimo with installations, initial biomedical technical in-services, and lectures with Masimo’s Speakers Bureau.

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