There are many protests that have sprung up all over the Middle East. Even though the countries where the protests are occurring are different, their reasons are not. The reasons for the protests are all based on equality. The people of these countries are tired of unfair work environments, unfair employment opportunities, and brutality from the police and/or armed forces. We saw the protests first start in Tunisia where the people spoke out and the government stepped down. This was then followed by Egypt, where the process lasted a few weeks. Now we are seeing the protests erupt in Libya, where the government is not reacting the same way. The government is turning to scare tactics and violence. There were also reports that air attacks were also ordered on the protesters. The unrest in the Middle East has even had a negative effect on the financial markets of the world. Oil prices have jumped up and stock markets have taken a dip.
In the sad events that have taken place in the Middle East some heroes have surfaced, which are not obvious. One such hero was the pulse oximeter. A pulse oximeter, also known as a pulse ox by some medical professionals, is a medical device used to measure the blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate of an individual. With protesters being out and about with medical help being difficult to get at time. It was apparent that mobility was a vital part of medical help in the countries of protest. A finger pulse oximeter gave medical professionals the ability to move about and get to victims. This device allowed doctors to be able to gather vital information of individuals, which helped determined the seriousness of cases of victims.
A pulse oximeter was credited for saving more than a few lives in the Middle East.