Assessment of flow waves and colorimetric CO2 detector for endotracheal tube placement during neonatal resuscitation

Georg Marcus Schmolzer, David Poulton, Jennifer Dawson, C Kamlin, Colin Morley, Peter Davis

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Abstract

Clinical assessment and end-tidal CO(2) (ETCO(2)) detectors are routinely used to verify endotracheal tube (ETT) placement. However, ETCO(2) detectors may mislead clinicians by failing to identify correct placement under a variety of conditions. A flow sensor measures gas flow in and out of an ETT. We reviewed video recordings of neonatal resuscitations to compare a colorimetric CO(2) detector (Pedi-Cap(R)) with flow sensor recordings for assessing ETT placement. METHODS: We reviewed recordings of infants
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307 - 312
Number of pages6
JournalResuscitation
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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