Hey y’all, it’s your girl Shirley here to talk about one of the most important things in life: changing the batteries in your pulse oximeter.
You know, that little device that attaches to your finger and tells you your oxygen levels? Yeah, that one.
So, let me tell you a little story.
It was a dark and stormy night (well, not really, but it makes for a better story) and I was feeling a little under the weather.
I decided to take my trusty pulse oximeter out of its case and, to my horror, the battery was dead.
I panicked and searched my house high and low for a replacement, but all I had were a bunch of AAAs and a 9-volt.
Spoiler alert: neither of those worked.
After what felt like hours of searching, I finally found a pack of the right batteries and was able to change them out in my pulse oximeter.
But you know what? It didn’t have to be that difficult.
And that’s why I’m here today, to teach you how to change the battery in your Walgreens pulse oximeter like a pro.
Table of Contents
First things first, you’re going to need to gather your supplies.
You’ll need a new set of batteries (size CR2032), a small screwdriver, and maybe a pair of tweezers if you have trouble holding small items.
Next, locate the battery compartment on the back of your pulse oximeter.
It should have a small screw that holds it closed.
Use your screwdriver to remove the screw and open the compartment.
Carefully remove the old batteries, making sure to dispose of them properly.
Insert the new batteries, making sure they are facing the correct way (the + and – signs should match up).
Replace the screw and close the compartment.
Turn on your pulse oximeter to make sure it’s working properly.
If it is, you’re all set!.
Tips and Tricks
If you’re having trouble getting the screw out, try using a pair of tweezers to hold onto it and give it a little extra leverage.
Make sure to dispose of the old batteries properly.
Don’t just toss them in the trash! Check with your local recycling program to see what the proper disposal method is.
Keep a spare set of batteries on hand, so you’re not caught off guard like I was.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What type of batteries does the Walgreens pulse oximeter take?
The Walgreens pulse oximeter takes size CR2032 batteries.
How often should I change the batteries in my pulse oximeter?
It’s a good idea to change the batteries in your pulse oximeter every 6 months to ensure accurate readings.
Can I use rechargeable batteries in my pulse oximeter?
No, it’s not recommended to use rechargeable batteries in your pulse oximeter.
Stick with the standard CR2032 batteries.
My Personal Take
Now, I know some of y’all might be thinking “Shirley, this is all well and good, but what about the times when you’re out and about and your pulse oximeter dies?” Well, let me tell you, I’ve been there.
I’ve been on a hike, far away from civilization, and my pulse oximeter battery dies.
It’s not fun, let me tell you.
That’s why I always keep a spare set of batteries in my first aid kit, just in case.
And, as a little extra tip, I like to write the date I changed the batteries on the back of my pulse oximeter, so I know when it’s time for a replacement.
The Finishing Touch
So, there you have it folks, everything you need to know about changing the battery in your Walgreens pulse oximeter.
It’s not rocket science, but it’s something that’s important to know.
Remember to gather your supplies, pay attention to the + and – signs, and dispose of the old batteries properly.
And, most importantly, don’t be like me and wait until the last minute to change the batteries.
In conclusion, changing the batteries in your Walgreens pulse oximeter is an easy task if you know how to do it, and it will ensure that you get accurate readings all the time.
Follow the guide and the tips and tricks I’ve shared with you, and you’ll be a pro in no time.
And, as always, stay safe and healthy out there!.