Precious neonatal patients require precise endotracheal tube (ETT) monitoring. The SonarMed™ airway monitoring system is the only ETT airway monitor to provide real-time visualizations at the bedside for accurate, informed troubleshooting, which may save precious time and help reduce unplanned extubations.†
Unplanned extubations (UEs) are a significant safety concern for neonates and newborns — and the most common adverse event.([FOOTNOTE=Hatch LD, Scott TA, Slaughter JC, et al. Outcomes, resource use, and financial costs of unplanned extubations in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2020;145(6):e20192819. doi:10.1542/peds.2019-2819.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Despite existing efforts, 75,000 UEs still happen annually,([FOOTNOTE=Internal analysis of patient volumes, incidence, and economic burden from clinical literature.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) which can lead to respiratory deterioration or life-threatening events.
During mechanical ventilation in the NICU, unplanned extubations are the most common adverse events impacting nearly 1 in 5 patients.([FOOTNOTE=Internal analysis of Premier Data, GMA data, third-party consulting and primary research.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
One study found that each unplanned extubation in pediatric patients leads to hospital costs of $36,692 and an increase of more than six days per case.([FOOTNOTE=Roddy DJ, Spaeder MC, Pastor W, Stockwell DC, Klugman D. UEs in Children: Impact on Hospital Cost and Length of Stay. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015;16(6):572–575.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Use of SonarMed™ technology may also lower unplanned extubations when combined with other quality measures.4,([FOOTNOTE=Galiote JP, Ridoré M, Carman J, et al. Reduction in unintended extubations in a level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatrics. May 2019;143(5):e20180897.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
The SonarMed™ airways monitoring system connects to the ETT by replacing the 15 mm connector that attaches to the ventilator circuit. It uses acoustic reflectometry technology to emit sound waves through the ETT and then measures the sound waves as they return to the sensor.
The airway monitoring system analyzes the timing and amplitude of echoes to estimate the position and integrity of the ETT. Immediate audible alerts then inform clinicians when movement or obstructions are detected.
The SonarMed™ airway monitoring system’s easy-to-read screen displays status changes of the ETT and monitors the correction of the tube to the optimal baseline. The system also analyzes the amplitude of the echoes to estimate the position and integrity of the tube providing immediate audible alerts if movement or obstructions are detected.
Support your most vulnerable patients with better insights — using the SonarMed™ airway system to know your neonate’s endotracheal tube placement for an enhanced standard of care.
Better understand the long-term cost savings, quality improvement, and clinical patient safety benefits with SonarMed™ airway monitoring system.
†The SonarMed™ airway monitoring system should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or therapy and is intended only as an adjunct in patient assessment.
*sizes in compliance with ISO 5367