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Early detection of evolving respiratory compromise. Accurate, easy to use single sensor technology.

Spot-checking patients on the general care floor can lead to missed signs of respiratory compromise. Nellcor™ respiration rate software provides affordable noninvasive, continuous monitoring of respiratory status and may provide an early warning of impending respiratory distress.

Respiration rate software, when used with SpO2 monitoring, Saturation Pattern Detection (SPD) and the SatSeconds alert feature, provides clinicians with a complete assessment of a patient’s oxygenation and respiration, including trending data in real time, with one integrated sensor. 

Unlike other methods for calculating respiration rate, which can be unreliable and uncomfortable for the patient, monitoring with Nellcor™ respiration rate software is accurate, comfortable for patients, and easy to use.

The addition of respiration rate monitoring to the comprehensive Medtronic respiratory function portfolio reflects our commitment to provide solutions that help clinicians deliver better patient care and help enable faster recovery.


  • Delivers oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels, pulse rate and respiration rate using a single, integrated sensor
  • Provides continuous, noninvasive measurement of respiration rate in adults in hospitals and hospital-type facilities
  • Numbers and trend data are provided and clearly displayed in real time at the bedside and delivered to the central monitoring station
  • Audible and visual alarms for low and high respiration rate
  • Conveys a more complete picture of the patient’s respiratory status using the existing pulse oximetry sensor
  • May deliver an early warning of respiratory compromise
  • Clinicians know if their patient is in respiratory crisis and can respond quickly with appropriate intervention
  • Clearly alerts clinicians, who are in or out of the room, to respiratory irregularities