Dräger CO2 cuvettes and mainstream sensors
The Dräger mainstream CO2 sensors offer non-invasive measurement of etCO2 with a rapid response CO2 sensor. It uses an infrared sensor to measure carbon dioxide directly at the end of the endotracheal tube. Hence the response is faster in comparison to the sidestream measurement and the measuring misrea dings are reduced3). Dräger offers a complete portfolio of CO2 cuvettes for adults and infants. The variety of CO2 cuvettes available allows usage for different patient profiles.
In intensive care, capnography is applied as a noninvasive way for evaluating a patient’s ventilator status1). It can be used to assess changes in ventilation, pulmonary perfusion and metabolism to support optimization of ventilation settings2). Observing the arterial or etCO2 difference respective gradient over a period of time can provide important information, related to either improved or worsening patient clinical status3) and thus support increased patient safety. Today, capnography monitoring has been increasingly used in operating rooms, intensive care units and emergency departments to indicate incorrect intubation and to monitor coardiopulmonary resuscitation effectiveness 4)5).
- Rapid continuous measurement of the CO2 partial pressure in the breathing gas
- Measurement of etCO2
- Monitoring of etCO2 with upper and lower alarm limits
- Determining the CO2 production and serial dead space volume
The disposable CO2 cuvette completes the portfolio of disposable ventilation accessories for Dräger intensive care ventilators. Simply dispose the used cuvette along with the entire disposable breathing circuit to reduce dismantling time.
The Dräger disposable CO2 cuvette does not require time and money consuming sterilization protocols. In addition, the patented design of the disposable cuvette delivers the same high quality in performance as the reusables.
The Dräger mainstream CO2 sensors provide a clear, accurate capnogram. No delay in rise and fall mtimes of gas composition changes.
Sensor and cuvettes fit the Dräger intensive care ventilators Evita 2 dura, Evita 4 edition, Evita XL (6871500) and Evita Infinity® V500 (6871950)*.
1) Bongard F, Sue D.: Pulse oximetry and capnography in intensive and transitional care units. West J. Med. 1992 Jan; 156(1); 57-64
2) St. John RE.: Exhaled gas analysis: technical and clinical aspects of capnography and oxygen consumption. Crit Care Nurs Clin N Am. 1989; 20:363-374
3) St. John RE.: End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring Crit Care Nurs Vol 23, No. 4, August 2003; 83-88
4) AARC Guideline: Capnography/Capnometry during Mechanical Ventilation-2003 revision and update: Respiratory Care, May 2003 Vol. 48 No. 5
5) Behende et al.: Validity of a disposable and end-tidal CO2 detection in verifying endotracheal tube placement in infants and children. Ann Erg Med 1992 31:142-5
*Not all products are available wordwide.