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.

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.*

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.

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.


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.