Monitoring Carbon Dioxide
Measurements from an MMS extension connected to the monitor are not available when the monitor
is running on its own battery power. They are only available when the monitor is powered by the
external power supply (M8023A) or the Battery Extension (865297).
Only one CO
Use the CO
There are two methods for measuring carbon dioxide in the patient's airway:
Mainstream measurement uses a CO
the patient's breathing system. This method is available using the monitor's built-in CO
measurement (optional) or the M3014A Capnography Extension.
Sidestream measurement takes a sample of the respiratory gas with a constant sample flow from
the patient's airway and analyzes it with a remote CO
using the monitor's built-in CO
Extension, or the M3015A/B Microstream CO
Correlation: The etCO
patients and patients with pulmonary disease, pulmonary embolism or inappropriate ventilation.
Pharmaceuticals in aerosols: Do not measure CO
Explosion Hazard: Do not use in the presence of flammable anesthetics or gases, such as a
flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen or nitrous oxide. Use of the devices in such an
environment may present an explosion hazard.
Failure of operation: if the measurement or a sensor fails to respond as described, do not use it until
the situation has been corrected by qualified personnel.
measurement at a time is supported.
measurement to monitor the patient's respiratory status and to control patient ventilation.
readings do not always correlate closely with paCO
sensor attached to an airway adapter directly inserted into
sensor. You can measure sidestream CO
measurement (optional) or using the M3014A Capnography
in the presence of pharmaceuticals in aerosols.
, especially in neonatal