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Clinician time and resources are limited, but a patient’s needs are not. Microstream™-enabled capnography monitoring provides an early warning of respiratory compromise1, offering clinicians the opportunity to provide care sooner and quickly determine how to intervene, reducing risk and saving time, money and lives.
Capnostream™ 35 Portable Respiratory Monitor
Continuous, non-invasive, real-time respiratory status monitoring of etCO2, SpO2, respiration rate, and pulse rate.
Capnostream™ 20p Bedside Monitor with Apnea-Sat Alert Algorithm
The Capnostream™ 20p patient monitor with Microstream™ technology provides a complete measurement of a patient’s oxygenation and ventilation status.
Microcap™ Handheld Capnographs
The Nellcor™ N-85 portable pulse oximetry monitor with Microstream™ technology provides accurate SpO2 and etCO2 values in an easy-to-use, handheld device.
FilterLine® etCO₂ Sampling Lines
A portfolio of etCO2 sampling lines designed for use with Microstream™-enabled capnography monitors for both intubated and non-intubated patients, neonate to adult.
Omnistream™ etCO₂ Sampling Lines
Improved sampling accuracy can mean a reduction in false “no breath” and low respiration rate alarms.
Surestream™ CO₂ Sampling Lines
Engineered to enhance waveform integrity and sampling accuracy, Surestream™ patient sampling lines are compatible with Welch Allyn Propaq® * and Atlas™* monitors.
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No matter how many (or few) clinicians may be on the floor, hospital staff must strive to minimize events that can lead to longer hospital stays or transfers to the ICU. In every circumstance, clinicians must act quickly, safety, effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of a wide variety of patients, including those who are receiving opioids for pain management. To do so, accurate and reliable patient monitoring is essential.
Medtronic provides bedside and handheld capnography monitors along with a complete portfolio of single-use sampling lines.
From neonate to adult, for intubated and non-intubated patients, Covidien capnography monitors are responsive and accurate, and provide continuous data for each patient’s oxygenation and ventilation status.
The Capnostream™ 20p patient monitor with Microstream™ includes Smart Alarm Management™ Integrated Algorithms,2-3, a suite of algorithms proven to reduce alarms and simplify the use of patient monitoring to enhance patient safety and improve clinical efficiency.
1. Maddox RR, Oglesby H, Williams CK, Fields M, Danello S., Continuous respiratory monitoring and a “smart” infusion system improve safety of patient-controlled analgesia in the postoperative period. http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances2/vol4/Advances-Maddox_111.pdf [ View Abstract ]
2. ECRI Institute. The Hazards of Alarm Overload: Keeping Excessive Physiologic Monitoring Alarms from Impeding Care. ECRI Guidance Article, March 2007. [ View Abstract ]
3. Hockman S, Glembot T, Niebel K. Comparison of capnography derived respiratory rate alarm frequency using the SARA algorithm versus an established nonadaptive respiratory rate alarm management algorithm in bariatric surgical patients. Resp Care (Open Forum Abstracts). 2009;12 [ View Abstract ]
The Importance of Monitoring etCO2 with Pediatric Patients
Melissa Langhan, MD reviews the importance of capnography to monitor pediatric patients in the emergency medicine environment.
etCO2 Monitoring with Patients on PCA Pumps
Ray Maddox, PharmD, discusses the value of monitoring etCO2 with patients on PCA pumps.
View a video about monitoring etCO2 during radiology procedures
Karen Green, a radiology charge nurse, discusses her experience using capnography monitoring to aid in patient care.
View a video about SpO2 and etCO2 monitoring for quality patient care
Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC provides his perspective on using etCO
Watch a video about etCO2 monitoring improving patient safety
Charise Petrovitch, Chief of Anesthesia, VA Medical Center, Washington, DC explains her views on using capnography to improve patient safety.
Covidien patient monitoring solutions provide the only integrated, complete picture of a patient’s oxygenation and ventilation status1.
Microstream™-enabled technology is used worldwide to help clinicians monitor patients’ end-tidal CO2 (etCO2) and alert them early to indications of evolving respiratory compromise.
Capnography Policies and Procedures
CAPNOGRAPHY IN ACTION: Review examples of actual hospital capnography policy and protocols.
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The Capnography Waveform Tutorial and Exercise Website
Capnography is the noninvasive continuous measurement of CO2 concentration over time, providing numerical etCO2 data as well as graphic waveforms showing levels of CO2. In-depth understanding of changes in the capnography waveform can assist the clinician in recognizing different clinical situations and reacting prior to patient deterioration. This educational website will provide you with advanced understanding of the capnography waveform and will also give you the option to test this knowledge in different clinical scenarios.