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Tay-Sachs, Canavan, GM1 and Sandhoff diseases

Other Equipment

Other Equipment for
Tay-Sachs, Sandhoff, GM1, Canavan and related diseases


Pulse Oximeter

A pulse oximeter is a convenient and noninvasive way to monitor your child's oxygen levels. It simply sits on your child's figure and displays oxygen levels on a monitor. Many also display heart rate. There are three types of pulse oximeter: non-portable that plug into the wall like the ones used in the hospital, hand-held and finger-tip both of which are portable and battery-operated.

Apnea Monitor

An apnea monitor is a device that measures how well your child breathes while sleeping. It checks for apnea, a period when you stop breathing for 5 to 20 seconds while you sleep. The device also measures air flow, chest movements, heart rate, and oxygen in your blood.

Feeding Pump (if using g-tube)

A feeding pump is a small machine, calibrated for accuracy, designed to deliver formula and/or other liquid at a set rate. Generally used when children do not tolerate bolus (all at once through a syringe) feeds.