Overview:

An Early Indication of Evolving Respiratory Compromise.([FOOTNOTE=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],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=573452])

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.

Technology:

 

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.

Covidien 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 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.