Clinician time and resources are limited, but a patient’s needs are not. Microstream™-enabled capnography monitoring provides an early warning of 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=573542]) offering clinicians the opportunity to provide care sooner and quickly determine how to intervene, reducing risk and saving time, money, and lives.
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The Capnostream™ 20p patient monitor with Microstream™-enabled technology includes Smart Alarm Management™ Integrated Algorithms([FOOTNOTE=ECRI Institute. The Hazards of Alarm Overload: Keeping Excessive Physiologic Monitoring Alarms from Impeding Care. ECRI Guidance Article, March 2007.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/covidien/websites/medtronic/com/en/covidien/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=6035]),([FOOTNOTE=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.],[ANCHOR=View Abstract],[LINK=/content/mitg/websites/languagemasters/na/en-us/support/clinical-evidence.html?id=573442]), a suite of algorithms proven to reduce alarms and simplify the use of patient monitoring to enhance patient safety and improve clinical efficiency.