In the intraoperative monitoring of anaesthetised patients and procedures involving special mechanical ventilation techniques, e.g. HFJV, HFO and one-lung ventilation, Radiometer’s measurement of glucose, lactate, blood gases, electrolytes and metabolites play a crucial role in the continuous monitoring to ensure maintenance of normal bodily functions.
In addition, Radiometer’s transcutaneous monitors provide caregivers with continuous information on the status of a patient’s ventilation (tcpCO2) and oxygenation (SpO2) levels as part of intraoperative monitoring of anaesthetised 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 anaesthesia care/procedural sedation for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, e.g. endoscopy, flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, cardiac catheterisation.
Additional uses include monitoring of adverse effects of pain medication and patient surveillance in the post-anaesthesia care unit.