In the intraoperative monitoring of anesthetized patients and procedures involving special mechanical ventilation techniques, e.g. HFJV, HFO and one-lung ventilation, Radiometer America’s measurement of glucose, lactate, blood gases, electrolytes and metabolites on the ABL90 FLEX play a crucial role in the continuous monitoring of normal patient bodily functions.
In addition, TCM TOSCA transcutaneous monitor provides caregivers with continuous information on the status of a patient’s ventilation (tcpCO2) and oxygenation (SpO2) levels as part of intraoperative monitoring of anesthetized patients.
This is done non-invasively, and is effective during procedures involving special mechanical ventilation techniques, such as HFJV, HFO and one-lung ventilation.
Transcutaneous monitoring of patient ventilation and oxygenation levels is also effective in monitored anesthesia care/procedural sedation for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, e.g. endoscopy, flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, cardiac catheterization.
Additional uses include monitoring of adverse effects of pain medication and patient surveillance in the post-anesthesia care unit.