Respiratory Compromise Definition

Respiratory compromise is a state in which there is a high likelihood of decompensation into respiratory insufficiency, respiratory failure, respiratory arrest or death, but in which specific interventions (continuous monitoring and therapies) might prevent or mitigate decompensation.([FOOTNOTE=Respiratory Compromise Institute. http://www.respiratorycompromise.org/. 2017.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Discover below the different types and which respiratory and monitoring solutions from Medtronic can help with the early identification of respiratory compromise. 

Respiratory Insufficiency

Respiratory Failure

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Respiratory Arrest

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Microstream™ Capnography Monitors

May provide an early warning of respiratory compromise.3, ([FOOTNOTE=Maddox, R. R., Oglesby, H., Williams, C. K., Fields, M., & Danello, S. (2008). Continuous Respiratory Monitoring and a "Smart" Infusion System Improve Safety of Patient-Controlled Analgesia in the Postoperative Period.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Overdyk, F. J., Carter, R., Maddox, R. R., Callura, J., Herrin, A. E., & Henriquez, C. Continuous oximetry/capnometry monitoring reveals frequent desaturation and bradypnea during patient-controlled analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2007;105(2):412-418.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Nellcor™ pulse oximetry for continuous SpO2

Provides easy access to the status of a patient's oxygenation and respiration.

Proven Technology, State-of-the-Art Design.

McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope

Respond to both routine and difficult airways

Puritan Bennett™ 980 acute care ventilator - Engineered to Help Patients Breathe More Naturally
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Puritan Bennett™ 980 acute care ventilator

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