A simple automatic record of oxygenation and ventilation with a pulse oximeter and a carbon dioxide monitor

Frank E Block, Russell L. Meetze, William H. Frazier

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Abstract

Many cases have come to medicolegal attention in which a healthy patient undergoing a routine, elective operation has had an unexpected cardiac arrest attributed to hypoxia or hypercarbia. A simple, objective, automatic, inexpensive record of the adequacy of oxygenation and ventilation was obtained by using the Nellcor N-100 pulse oximeter, the Puritan-Bennett/Datex carbon dioxide monitor, and the Nellcor N-9000 recorder in combination. The required interface is described, and a sample record is presented. A second interface allows the recorder to work with the Puritan-Bennett anesthesia and brain activity monitor (ABM-1). Oxygen saturation can also be displayed on the video screen of the anesthesia and brain activity monitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Monitoring
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anesthesia
  • Carbon dioxide: measurement
  • Measurement techniques: oximetry
  • Oxygen: saturation
  • Records

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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