The RespSense capnography monitor with widescreen touch-panel display features MedAir™ sidestream EtCO2 technology for both intubated and non-intubated patients in a wide range of clinical settings. Portable, accurate and cost-effective, RespSense is suitable for use with patients in and outside the hospital, EMS transport, sleep labs, and homecare.
Features Nonin sidestream EtCO2 technology for both intubated and non-intubated patients in a wide range of clinical settings
Suitable for use with patients in and outside the hospital, EMS transport, sleep labs, homecare, and resuscitation
Multiple configuration options enable language, unit of measure, and alarm selection
Includes memory module, download cable, and software
Protected by an industry leading 3-year warranty
Offers 1.5 hours of tracked trending for EtCO2 and respiration rate
Capnography for Procedural Sedation
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Standards for Basic Anesthetic Monitoring recommends monitoring for the presence of exhaled carbon dioxide during procedures where the patient is sedated. The ASA standard states “During moderate or deep sedation the adequacy of ventilation shall be evaluated by continual observation of qualitative clinical signs and monitoring for the presence of exhaled carbon dioxide.”
Capnography for Pain Management
Although patient controlled analgesia (PCA) is effective for short-term pain relief, suppressed respiratory function caused by over-sedation is a significant risk for those patients.
In some cases, opiates may suppress respiration of patients receiving pain management. In an effort to reduce risks associated with PCA use, the Joint Commission released a Sentinel Event Alert in 2004 which recommends ventilation monitoring for patients receiving opiates for pain. The proper use of capnography to measure end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) can alert clinicians to early warning signs of respiratory depression, which can lead to a variety of complications including coma and cardiac arrest.
Capnography for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
The absence of cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow often results in CO2 levels that fall abruptly. Properly administered, capnography can help to identify lower end tidal CO2 (EtCO2) levels so that appropriate changes in CPR such as rate or force of compression can take place.
In the 2010 update of CPR Guidelines, the American Heart Association recommend “the use of quantitative waveform capnography for confirmation and monitoring of endotracheal tube placement.”
Capnography for EMS Transport
For intubated patients, capnography provides verification of endotracheal tube placement and effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. For non-intubated patients, capnography alerts emergency personnel to changes in ventilation, respiratory distress, and possible metabolic problems.
In the 2010 update of CPR Guidelines, the American Heart Association recommends “the use of quantitative waveform capnography for confirmation and monitoring of endotracheal tube placement.”
Capnography for Sedation Dentistry
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) stated in its 2012 Parameters of Care that “during moderate or deep sedation and general anesthesia, the adequacy of ventilation shall be evaluated by continual observation or qualitative clinical signs and monitoring for the presence of exhaled carbon dioxide.
Capnography for Homecare Environments
Monitoring the carbon dioxide concentrations (CO2) in the respiratory gases of mechanically ventilated patients is important to ensure proper ventilation. Patients who are not monitored have an increased risk of developing life-threatening conditions.
Capnography monitors from Nonin Medical provide a clear and accurate real-time feedback on how patients are breathing or ventilated. Ideal for spot check and continuous EtCO2 monitoring.