The new ADA 2016 Sedation Guidelines include monitoring CO2.
First, a statement about equipment:
“The equipment necessary for monitoring end-tidal CO2 and auscultation of breath sounds must be immediately available.”
Then, we have what actually needs to be monitored –
The dentist must monitor ventilation and/or breathing by monitoring end-tidal CO2 unless precluded or invalidated by the nature of the patient, procedure or equipment.
(Note a topic to be covered later: In addition, ventilation should be monitored by continual observation of qualitative signs, including auscultation of breath sounds with a precordial or pretracheal stethoscope.)
Perhaps you already have a monitor that doesn’t include monitoring end-tidal CO2. If that’s the case, there is no reason to purchase an entire new monitor. The simple solution is to purchase a separate capnograph.
SHOWN HERE: Nonin Respsense CO2 Monitor with the Edan M3 SPO2/BP Monitor
- Easy to read and use
- Lightweight, portable and pole-mountable
- Cost effective to purchase and operate with standard tubing
- Additional pulse oximetry in the LifeSense capnograph
- Made and serviced in the USA
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