pCO2 levels of neonatal patients undergoing high-frequency ventilation can drop drastically in a matter of minutes. Ventilator settings need to be closely managed, as unsafe levels or high fluctuations in pO2 and pCO2 can cause life-long complications and, in extreme cases, the death of preterm babies.
Monitor sudden changes to oxygen and ventilation status
Radiometer America offers an effective and non-invasive way to monitor sudden changes to the oxygen and ventilation status transcutaneously. Small, gentle sensors are applied to the baby’s body, providing real-time information on their pO2 and pCO2 levels.
The information is sent to monitor called the TCM CombiM, where it can be easily seen from a distance. Transcutaneous monitoring of pCO2 levels can help determine when and whether a blood gas sample is needed.