Capnography Monitoring and Anesthesia

Capnography MonitoringCapnography monitoring is an essential component during anesthesia. This technology closely monitors the concentration of carbon dioxide in exhaled breath and can help immediately detect unexpected changes in respiration when a patient is sedated during a procedure. This information is critical during surgery and could potentially save a patient’s life with early detection of cardiorespiratory problems, like hypoventilation or inadvertent esophageal intubation.

Capnography monitoring is ubiquitous technology that has become a standard component to anesthesia practice around the world. These systems tells healthcare providers how well a patient is eliminating carbon dioxide through the pulmonary system and can also be used to determine how well a patient is responding to treatment. In short, the data provided by capnography technology is absolutely critical in the operating room for monitoring patients under general anesthesia because it not only monitors CO2 levels but can also provide rapid feedback that intubation has been done correctly.

At Infinium Medical, we know how indispensible reliable capnography monitoring is, which is why we’ve developed the Infinium CO2. This state-of-the-art technology is a field upgradable plug-in module that is designed to measure end tidal CO2 alone or end tidal CO2 with automatic identification of anesthetic agents, including:

  • N2O
  • O2
  • Sevoflurane
  • Isoflurane
  • Desflurane
  • Halotheane
  • Enflurane

Our CO2 relies on a sidestream method that is appropriate for both intubated and non-intubated patients and has simple connection sample lines that make the system one of the lowest cost per patient end tidal CO2 measurement systems on the market.

To learn more about capnography monitoring, its roll in anesthetic management, and our CO2 system, contact Infinium Medical today.