You’ve finally decided on a monitor.  Now it’s time to decide on the method you will use to sample the CO2.

The first thing to consider when choosing the type of sampling line or “sampling” cannula for monitoring CO2 is the type of monitor that you have. Does it require a male or female luer on the monitor side of the sampling line or cannula. Continue reading

The new ADA 2016 Sedation Guidelines  include monitoring CO2. NEW Video available!   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 […]

It’s important to know if your patient—sedated or not—is adequately ventilating. But as you know, at a certain level of sedation, the natural drive to breathe can be inhibited. So it’s critical to pay close attention to a patient’s breathing when he/she is sedated.

By Rose Dodson It may sound complicated; however it’s actually quite simple. The same nitrous hood you use everyday can be adapted to monitor CO2. We’ll show you how.  You will need only three items: 1. Nitrous Hood  2. 1/8″ Hole Punch Pliers (commonly used for crafts) 3. Nitrous Hood Adapter  First, use the hole […]

By: Rose Dodson 1.  Two Key Symbols to look for on the packaging.  This image tells you when it was manufactured . This tells you the date it expires. For the most part you will be more concerned about the latter. 2. Checking expiration dates. Expiration dates on certain consumable crash cart items, such as emergency drugs, […]