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Pulse Oximetry

   Capnography and pulse oximetry are critical for patient safety and positive outcomes

Sedation Dentists:

ACT NOW! The AAOMS, ASA and ADA all require or recommend the use of capnography for patients under sedation

When performing sedation dentistry or oral surgery, ensuring patient safety through adequate ventilation monitoring with a capnograph is essential. Both the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) require the use of capnography for patients under sedation. In addition, the American Dental Association (ADA) has just revised its guidelines in November 2016 to recommend the use of capnography on all sedated patients.

A capnograph monitors a patient’s respiration rate and EtCO2 levels to provide the earliest indicator of an adverse breathing event. Many dentists are already using a capnograph to monitor their sedated patients who, in some cases, may experience depressed breathing.

Nonin Medical: Accurate. Easy to use. Cost effective.

The RespSense™ II, LifeSense® II, RespSense™ and LifeSense® capnograph monitors from Nonin Medical provide continuous and reliable monitoring to help dentists and oral surgeons identify potentially life-threatening ventilation status changes, such as respiratory depression, in sedated adult and pediatric patients.

Key Benefits

  • Fast, accurate, first-breath detection of respiratory rate and end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2)
  • Easy to read and use
  • Lightweight, portable and pole-mountable
  • Cost effective to purchase and operate with standard tubing
  • Additional pulse oximetry in the LifeSense capnograph
  • Made and serviced in the USA

  • Dental Sleep Practitioners:

    When managing oral appliance therapy (OAT) during treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), overnight pulse oximetry screening is essential for confirming treatment effectiveness

    A pulse oximeter monitors a patient’s heart rate and blood oxygen saturation in arterial blood. According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), overnight pulse oximetry has been shown to be an effective sleep screening tool used to evaluate the response to OAT prior to sending patients back for follow-up polysomnography testing at a sleep lab.

    Nonin Medical: Accurate. Easy to use. Cost effective.

    Nonin Medical’s WristOx2 Model 3150 wrist-worn pulse oximeter and sensors provide continuous and reliable monitoring and data recording during overnight sleep studies to help dental sleep practitioners pre-screen for OSA and pre-confirm the effectiveness of OAT during treatment of OSA.

    The WristOx2 is an accurate, comfortable, easy-to-use device designed for pediatric and adult patients. Nonin’s nVISION® data management software provides easy report generation and patient file storage for pulse rate, oxygen saturation, end-tidal and respiration rate data.

    Key Benefits

  • Single-button operation; no patient programming required
  • Widest range of sensor options and sizes; 90% of PSG manufacturers use Nonin
  • 48 hours of battery life with 2 AAA batteries
  • Proven clinical accuracy in motion, low perfusion and skin pigmentation
  • Rugged design with an industry-leading, three-year warranty
  • Choice of nVISION reports: Full Study, Oximetry and Summary
  • Made and serviced in the USA