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 monitors provide continuous and reliable monitoring to help identify potentially life-threatening ventilation status changes such as respiratory depression during procedural sedation.

About Fast, First-Breath Waveform Capnography
Waveform capnography provides real-time feedback on how the patient is breathing or ventilated. Ideal for spot-check and continuous EtCO2 monitoring, Nonin Medical’s LifeSense® and RespSense™ capnographs with proven MedAir™ EtCO2 technology offer the earliest indicator of an adverse breathing event. Whether used at the bedside, in the field or during transport, Nonin capnographs provide accurate, first breath EtCO2 value and waveform — even under difficult breathing conditions. The LifeSense and RespSense capnographs are easy-to-use, powerful devices ideal for use in hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, special procedure areas or anywhere anesthetic sedation is administered.

Key benefits include:

+ Waveform trend monitoring for endotracheal tube placement verification 

+ Fast, first breath detection of breathing irregularities 

+ Extreme portability for continuous monitoring of airway integrity during transport 

+ Unique moisture management to prevent occlusion 

+ No calibration or auto zeroing required during patient monitoring for added efficiency

The Nonin RespSense monitor (NM-8883-002) provides fast and easy EtCO2 monitoring.

Vital Care Products offers flexible and dependable vital sign and patient montoring solutions available in many configurations for applications including: Non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP), Cerebral Oximetry (StO2), Pulse Oximetry (SpO2), and Capnography (EtCO2).


* American Society of Anesthesiology Standards for Basic Anesthetic Monitoring, Committee of Origin: Standards and Practice Parameters, amended October 20th, 2010