Yes. Several published studies have shown a correlation between etCO2 and sepsis etCO2 and outcomes in asthmatic patients. The Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory monitor was submitted to the FDA with the following data:
An advisory message, BATTERY LOW, appears when approximately 30 minutes of battery time remains.
Both batteries charge when the monitor is plugged in. Charging time takes up to 5 hours when the unit is plugged in and turned off, and takes up to 8 hours when the monitor is plugged in and the unit is powered on.
The removable battery may also be charged with the battery charger accessory, available for purchase (SKU#: PM35CHG). When using the battery charger, the battery icon will show the approximate charge level.
The Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory monitor rugged, ergonomic design is engineered for demanding environments and challenges.
Portable design features include:
Durable and rugged design features include:
Ease of use design features include:
‘EMS Mode’ is the default mode for the Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory monitor. ‘EMS Mode’ was developed specifically for emergency situations and/or resuscitation to bypass the start-up screen and immediately monitor the patient. In ‘EMS Mode,’ the Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory monitor is immediately ready for monitoring when a CO2 sampling line and a SpO2 sensor are attached, and the monitor is powered on. The home screen appears immediately, eliminating additional steps.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In ‘EMS Mode,’ prior patient data will automatically be cleared when the monitor is powered on and begins monitoring a new patient.
To disable ‘EMS Mode’ as the default, please contact a Medtronic representative or the biomedical engineer for your institution. *
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any institutional defaults that are set while the monitor is in EMS-enabled mode will remain relevant only as long as the monitor is in ‘EMS Mode.’ When ‘EMS Mode’ is disabled, defaults will be either factory defaults or institutional defaults (if previously set).
Likewise, if changes are made to defaults while ‘EMS Mode’ is disabled on the monitor, these changes will not be relevant in ‘EMS Mode.’ If desired, an institution can maintain two sets of institutional defaults: one for ‘EMS Mode’ and one for when ‘EMS Mode’ is disabled.*
Yes, there is an option of placing the monitor in a separate standby mode parameter for capnography and for pulse oximetry. Once ‘Parameter Standby Mode’ is enabled, it can be activated as required. The purpose of this option is so the monitor will alarm when a sampling line and/or sensor is disconnected from the monitor, while still permitting the user to turn off this option.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In factory default, ‘Parameter Standby Mode’ is disabled.
When ‘Parameter Standby Mode’ is enabled, after a sampling line (FilterLine™ sampling line) has been connected and then removed from the monitor, a medium priority alarm FILTERLINE DISCONNECTED will sound.
Likewise, after a pulse oximetry sensor/extension cable has been connected and then disconnected from the monitor, a medium priority alarm, SpO2 SENSOR DISCONNECTED will sound. The purpose of this alarm is to prevent unauthorized disconnection of a sampling line or SpO2 sensor from the monitor, perhaps by a patient or a patient’s visitor.
Yes, the monitor can be connected to EMR via the Vital Sync™ virtual patient monitoring platform.
IMPORTANT NOTE: EMR systems vary and customers should work directly with the EMR provider to determine connectivity requirements.
The monitor can export stored and current data to external devices, such as USB flash drives and microSD cards. Steps to download data are as follows:
Smart alarm features are always activated on the Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory monitor. These include:
*For additional information, please refer to the Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory monitor PM35MN, with Microstream™ etCO2 and Nellcor™ SpO2 technologies P/N 016416C01.
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