Capnography Monitors for Both Intubated and Non-Intubated Patients
Capnography monitors are invaluable tools that can help monitor the amount of end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) in a patient’s exhaled breath. The importance of monitoring EtCO2 in intubated patients has been well documented because the real time data provided by these patient monitoring systems can greatly assist in the diagnosis of a patient’s condition as well as the appropriate monitoring of the patient under a physician’s care. However, capnography has recently become more commonplace among non-intubated patients as well.
One of the reasons for this is because of advances in the technology features in capnography monitors. The rise in popularity of sidestream capnography systems, for example, has made many capnography monitors less invasive and more comfortable to use in non-intubated patients. Rather than testing the EtCO2 levels directly from the source, air is directed through a nasal-oral mask through a pathway toward the sensor, which is connected to a smaller, less bulky piece of equipment.
Above all else, capnography monitors are intended to improve patient care. Having an accurate reading of EtCO2 in both intubated and non-intubated patients helps medical providers identify and rapidly respond to changes in carbon dioxide levels, which may indicate any number of medical issues ranging from airway obstruction to pulmonary embolism or stroke.
At Infinium Medical, we developed the Infinium CO2, which are capnography monitors that are appropriate for both intubated and non-intubated patients. This capnography system uses a 50 ml per minute sidestream method and features a non-proprietary sample line connection system that incorporates filter cells to help eliminate the potential for cross contamination. As a result, our capnography monitors are able to deliver highly accurate EtCO2 readings.
To learn more about how our capnography monitors can be used effectively for both intubated and non-intubated patients, contact Infinium Medical today.