Capnography Monitor with Sidestream Technology

Capnography Monitor with Sidestream Technology

Capnography Monitor Sidestream vs Mainstream

Capnography Monitor – Sidestream vs. Mainstream Technology

A capnography monitor is a machine that measures the exchange of carbon dioxide through a patient’s respirations. At the end of an exhale, an amount of carbon dioxide called the end-tidal CO2, or EtCO2, is released. Because the CO2 is carried through the veins to the heart, which then pumps it into the lungs, this measurement can indicate a patient’s cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow.

There are two main ways for a capnography monitor to measure EtCO2 – either through sidestream (diverting) or mainstream (non-diverting) technology. The main difference between these two methods is that a diverting capnograph is designed to carry, or divert, the exhaled air through a tube to the sensor, while a non-diverting capnograph will not move the sample, but instead, measures it directly at the source.

Both sidestream and mainstream capnography monitors offer a variety of benefits for healthcare facilities nationwide. For example, a mainstream capnograph may provide a shorter response time because the EtCO2 doesn’t have to travel as far to reach the sensor, but a sidestream capnography monitor may be more comfortable for the patient because the thin tubing that is connected is lighter and less bulky than a mainstream version.

For clinics and other healthcare facilities that are in the market for reliable capnography machines that incorporate some of the latest sidestream technology, contact Infinium Medical today. Our Cleo capnography monitor is easy to use and designed to provide accurate readings through our advanced capnograph.

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