Microstream™ etCO2 monitoring—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.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=573452]).

Medtronic offers flexible etCO2 OEM solutions that help leading OEM partners integrate the value, power and accuracy of Microstream™ capnography technology into the broadest range of multiparameter monitoring and medical device host systems.

Our OEM partners, their clinicians and patients benefit from the deep clinical validation and education, wide range of patient interfaces and applications, and the Smart Capnography™ clinical decision support tools of Microstream™ etCO2 monitoring technology.


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Product Features

Efficient and easy to use, Microstream™ capnography is engineered for use on both intubated and non-intubated patients, and can be used on virtually all patient populations, from neonate to adults, and in virtually all clinical environments.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Plug and play technology, with fast power up and fully accurate at first reading
  • No individual patient calibration or zero required
  • Low flow 50 ml/minute sample rate, effective for all patient types and necessary for neonatal sampling.
  • Highly accurate etCO2 readings and crisp waveforms
  • Effectiveness with both intubated and non-intubated patients as well as oral or nasal breathers
  • No dilution with supplementary O2
  • Capability to monitor patients with high respiration rates (above 100 bpm) and low tidal volumes
  • Moisture handling to minimize complications caused by clogged sample lines
  • Flexibility to monitor all patient populations in most environments
  • No cross sensitivity with other gases
  • Rugged construction with no moving parts or external sensors
  • Automatically adjusts for ambient temperature