EtCO2 Sensor - Sidestream

EtCO2 Monitoring Module

EtCO2 monitoring is one of the easiest ways to alert for failing health conditions, such as hyper or hypothermia but requires highly accurate and durable sensor. Our LoFlo sidestream sensor is manufactured by Philips Respironics, using sophisticated infrared absorption spectroscopy to measure EtCO2 and respiration rate. The sensor delivers a clear, precise capnogram for respiratory rates up to 150 breaths per minute. And with a sampling rate of 50ml/min, it is ideal for smaller patients. Our LoFlo sidestream comes with 2 year warranty and the package includes 1 each of the 2 size airway adapters (a larger adapter for tubes greater than 4mm and a smaller adapter for tubes less than or equal to 4mm).

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Product Highlights

Application environment

Ideal for ICU, CCU, ER, OR and EMS

Dependable

Delivers clear, precise measurement of EtCO2

Reliable

Rugged design and construction minimizes downtime

Innovative

Sampling cell and filter are attached to the disposable sampling kits, preventing fluids from contaminating the sensor

Easy

Plug and Play functionality. Intuitive and easy to use. No regular calibration required

Warranty

2 year warranty

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EtCO2 monitoring is one of the easiest ways to alert for failing health conditions, such as hyper or hypothermia but requires highly accurate and durable sensor. Our LoFlo sidestream sensor is manufactured by Philips Respironics, using sophisticated infrared absorption spectroscopy to measure EtCO2 and respiration rate. The sensor delivers a clear, precise capnogram for respiratory rates up to 150 breaths per minute. And with a sampling rate of 50ml/min, it is ideal for smaller patients. Our LoFlo sidestream comes with 2 year warranty and the package includes 1 each of the 2 size airway adapters (a larger adapter for tubes greater than 4mm and a smaller adapter for tubes less than or equal to 4mm).

Intended Use:  To monitor vital signs in veterinary patients (feline, canine), including: EtCO2

 

Features and benefits

  • Application environment – Ideal for ICU, CCU, ER, OR and EMS
  • Dependable – Delivers clear, precise measurement of EtCO2
  • Reliable – Rugged design and construction minimizes downtime.
  • Innovative – Sampling cell and filter are attached to the disposable sampling kits, preventing fluids from contaminating the sensor
  • Easy – Plug and Play functionality. Intuitive and easy to use. No regular calibration required.

 

Guide for LoFlo sidestream CO2 Sensor adapter zero

An “adapter zero” on LoFlo module adjusts the sidestream sensor to the characteristics of each cannula, airway adapter or sample line.

  • Procedure is necessary with the first use of the Loflo sidestream sensor.
  • A sample cell zero is not required when switching from one sample accessory to another.
  • Procedure is necessary when requested by CO2 Monitor
  • Typical time for zero is 15-20 seconds

* Never zero the LoFlo sidestream sensor without an adapter or sampling kit installed. When zeroing, always remove the adapter or cannula from the patient and keep all sources of CO2 away from the sensor, including your own breath.

 

The many uses of capnography in general

  • Ventilator management
    • Assists in determining when to intubate or extubate
    • Verification of ET tube placement
    • Alerts if accidental extubation occurs
    • On-going airway management
    • Initial setup, monitoring and weaning from ventilator
    • Ventilator disconnect detection
    • Assists in determining hyper and hypo ventilation
    • Assists in determining deadspace (A-a CO2 gradient)
  • Monitoring and diagnostic
    • Waveform analysis – breathing pattern assessment
    • Visualize changes in ventilatory pattern
    • Assessment of patient/ventilator synchrony
    • Monitors for over-sedation
    • Verification of target PaCO2 in head trauma patients
    • Assists in determining loss of airway control
    • Assessment of neuromuscular blockade drugs
    • Evaluation of bronchodilator therapy
    • Useful in asthma management, especially in the ED
    • Effectiveness of chest compressions during CPR
    • Verification of ventilation during transport

 

Difference in Monitoring with Mainstream and Sidestream COSensors

Mainstream CO2 Sensor
EtCO2 Sensor - Mainstream
  • Most appropriate form of EtCO2 monitoring for mechanically ventilated intubated patients
  • On-airway measurement – immediate response
  • CO2 sensor is located between the ET tube and the breathing circuit
  • Disposable and reusable adult/pediatric and infant/neonatal airway adapters
Sidestream CO2 Sensor
EtCO2 Sensor - Sidestream
  • Used to monitor the EtCO2 of awake, non-intubated patients
  • Sample diverted to measurement site from patient interface
  • Cannula available that sample CO2 and deliver O2 simultaneously
  • Cannula can be placed on patients under masks, such as oxygen delivery or CPAP masks
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Overview

EtCO2 monitoring is one of the easiest ways to alert for failing health conditions, such as hyper or hypothermia but requires highly accurate and durable sensor. Our LoFlo sidestream sensor is manufactured by Philips Respironics, using sophisticated infrared absorption spectroscopy to measure EtCO2 and respiration rate. The sensor delivers a clear, precise capnogram for respiratory rates up to 150 breaths per minute. And with a sampling rate of 50ml/min, it is ideal for smaller patients. Our LoFlo sidestream comes with 2 year warranty and the package includes 1 each of the 2 size airway adapters (a larger adapter for tubes greater than 4mm and a smaller adapter for tubes less than or equal to 4mm).

Intended Use:  To monitor vital signs in veterinary patients (feline, canine), including: EtCO2

 

Features and benefits

  • Application environment – Ideal for ICU, CCU, ER, OR and EMS
  • Dependable – Delivers clear, precise measurement of EtCO2
  • Reliable – Rugged design and construction minimizes downtime.
  • Innovative – Sampling cell and filter are attached to the disposable sampling kits, preventing fluids from contaminating the sensor
  • Easy – Plug and Play functionality. Intuitive and easy to use. No regular calibration required.

 

Guide for LoFlo sidestream CO2 Sensor adapter zero

An “adapter zero” on LoFlo module adjusts the sidestream sensor to the characteristics of each cannula, airway adapter or sample line.

  • Procedure is necessary with the first use of the Loflo sidestream sensor.
  • A sample cell zero is not required when switching from one sample accessory to another.
  • Procedure is necessary when requested by CO2 Monitor
  • Typical time for zero is 15-20 seconds

* Never zero the LoFlo sidestream sensor without an adapter or sampling kit installed. When zeroing, always remove the adapter or cannula from the patient and keep all sources of CO2 away from the sensor, including your own breath.

 

The many uses of capnography in general

  • Ventilator management
    • Assists in determining when to intubate or extubate
    • Verification of ET tube placement
    • Alerts if accidental extubation occurs
    • On-going airway management
    • Initial setup, monitoring and weaning from ventilator
    • Ventilator disconnect detection
    • Assists in determining hyper and hypo ventilation
    • Assists in determining deadspace (A-a CO2 gradient)
  • Monitoring and diagnostic
    • Waveform analysis – breathing pattern assessment
    • Visualize changes in ventilatory pattern
    • Assessment of patient/ventilator synchrony
    • Monitors for over-sedation
    • Verification of target PaCO2 in head trauma patients
    • Assists in determining loss of airway control
    • Assessment of neuromuscular blockade drugs
    • Evaluation of bronchodilator therapy
    • Useful in asthma management, especially in the ED
    • Effectiveness of chest compressions during CPR
    • Verification of ventilation during transport

 

Difference in Monitoring with Mainstream and Sidestream COSensors

Mainstream CO2 Sensor
EtCO2 Sensor - Mainstream
  • Most appropriate form of EtCO2 monitoring for mechanically ventilated intubated patients
  • On-airway measurement – immediate response
  • CO2 sensor is located between the ET tube and the breathing circuit
  • Disposable and reusable adult/pediatric and infant/neonatal airway adapters
Sidestream CO2 Sensor
EtCO2 Sensor - Sidestream
  • Used to monitor the EtCO2 of awake, non-intubated patients
  • Sample diverted to measurement site from patient interface
  • Cannula available that sample CO2 and deliver O2 simultaneously
  • Cannula can be placed on patients under masks, such as oxygen delivery or CPAP masks
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  • The accuracy specifications of the Capnostat 5 (mainstream sensor) and LoFlo (sidestream sensor) are the same
  • Both monitor patient respiratory rate from 2 to 150 Breaths per minute
  • Both measure EtCO2 from 0 to 150 mmHg, 0 to 19.7% or 0 to 20 kPa
  • The Capnostat 5 sensor, LoFlo sensor, and all accessories used with them, are Latex free