MedEd Bytes

A byte-sized video series to help you learn about the safe and effective use of therapies in patient monitoring and respiratory interventions


MedEd Bytes is a video series that offers a quick and digestible learning format that can help solidify your understanding of different therapies leveraged in patient monitoring and respiratory interventions. In this series, we’ll cover topics such as capnography waveforms, the technology behind pulse oximetry, ventilator breath delivery, and more. Start watching the series below.

McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope

The McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope is proven to improve first time success rate,1, 2 and potentially lessen hemodynamic response to intubation3 4 when compared to the traditional direct visualization technique. In this MedEd Bytes series, we learn about the application of the McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope to improve intubation success.

Bispectral Index™ monitoring

In this MedEd Bytes series, we learn about the application of BIS™ monitoring to ensure adequate depth of anesthesia for a patient under general anesthesia.

NICU airway management

This concise video series offers 1–3 minute training snippets, focusing on essential topics for NICU airway management. Gain practical guidance and easy steps to optimize your use of the SonarMed™ system with our quick and informative training videos.

Remote wearable monitoring

In this MedEd Bytes series, we assess the challenges impacting hospitals and healthcare practitioners today and discuss how wearables, remote monitoring, and continuous monitoring can help.

Understanding capnography waveforms

Capnography measures ventilation, which reflects the effectiveness of breathing and is represented by a waveform graphic of each breath in real time. But what do different waveforms look like, and how can they be interpreted? This series starts by explaining normal capnography waveforms before showing examples of unique scenarios involving apnea, hypoventilation, and more.

Ventilator breath delivery

In this educational series, we discuss the different modes of ventilation, triggering and cycling, ventilator patterns, as well as features and software options unique to the Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator.*


Please pay close attention to warnings and their associated consequences as described in the Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator operator’s manual.

The ventilator system is not intended to be a comprehensive monitoring device and does not activate alarms for all types of conditions. Do not operate the ventilator in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment. Risks associated with using a mechanical ventilator include but are not limited to hypoxemia, hypercarbia, hypocarbia, and infection.