Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed through small incisions with the aid of a camera and specialized instruments, a capnometer plays a crucial role in monitoring the patient’s respiratory status and ensuring their safety throughout the procedure. In
Different shapes of capnograms define different conditions of patients. Here are some different capnograms that help you to identify your patient’s conditions. Normal Capnogram Bronchospasm/Asthma/COPD Increasing EtCO2 (Hypoventilation) Decrease in Respiratory Rate & Tidal Volume Increase in Metabolic Rate Decreasing
Cardiac output (CO) and End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) are two key physiological parameters related to circulatory and respiratory physiology. Cardiac Output (CO): Cardiac output is the volume of blood that the heart pumps into the systemic circulation per unit of
Carbon dioxide levels in the body are measured using two different methods: end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) and partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood (PaCO2). Noninvasively, EtCO2 is measured via exhaled breath, typically capnography, whereas PaCO2 is measured via
Sodalime is a chemical absorbent commonly used in anaesthesia systems to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from exhaled breath. It is often used with mechanical ventilation to maintain a proper balance of gases during surgery. The EtCO2 (end-tidal carbon dioxide) graph
Nowadays, the majority of capnometers use NDIR-based sensors. It has light-transmitting and light-absorbing properties that allow it to accurately measure the concentration of CO2 in a patient’s breathing. The sidestream capnometer has a small pump which continuously takes the air
Curare cleft is an indicator for anesthesiologists that helps them to detect manual breathing in ventilated patients during anaesthesia. During General Anesthesia, the patient is connected to a ventilator, which controls their breathing. In other words, the patient’s respiration is
Introduction Capnometers are medical devices used to measure the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a patient’s breath during anaesthesia or resuscitation. These devices are essential in monitoring the respiratory system of patients during surgeries and in critical care units.