Capnography provides clinicians with instant vital information on the respiratory and ventilation status of a patient. Continuous monitoring of EtCO2 is recommended by the EBA, AAGBI, and ASA for all patients undergoing moderate or deep sedation and those recovering from anaesthesia. For use with side stream capnometers, Dual Nasal Cannula not only provides EtCO2 monitoring, but also delivers simultaneous supplementary oxygen.
Dual Nasal Cannula monitors EtCO2 from both nostrils, whist simultaneously delivering supplementary oxygen. Utilising both nares ensures a strong, reliable trace even if one nostril is clogged.
The patient’s expiratory breath diverts fresh oxygen flow away from the EtCO2 sampling prongs, so there is no risk of dilution affecting the capnography.
To improve patient comfort and reduce costs, Dual Nasal Cannula has Soft Touch tubing which is flexible and gentle on the ears and face, minimising friction and pressure on delicate tissues without the need for bulky, uncomfortable foam ear guards.
Ears are the most common site (35%) for Medical Device Related Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (MDR HAPU)1.
Flexicare’s Soft Touch tubing with frosted finish minimises stresses in this delicate area, reducing the potential for skin breakdown and associated costs
Dual Nasal Cannula is available in Adult, Paediatric and Neonatal with different tube lengths, a choice of male or female leur connectors to suit all side stream capnometers, and the option of a protective hydrophobic filter, meeting all individual requirements.
1 Medical device related pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients. Black JM, et al. International Wound Journal. 2010. Vol 7. No 5.