Hypoventilation

Life-saving continuous monitoring of vulnerable breathing

Hypoventilation2018-12-19T13:56:21+00:00
Clinical Need

Respiratory depression due to residual anesthetics may cause brain damage or death in a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Growing use of opioid and Propofol increases the risk of respiratory depression and arrest. Continuous monitoring of tidal volume and minute ventilation is needed to ensure better care for these non-intubated patients as well as patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), neuromuscular diseases, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Current Practices

Spirometry and capnography require face masks or nasal cannulas. Capnography and SpO2 are slow to detect respiratory depression. Impedance pneumography lacks accuracy.

Solution

BiLab provides a new method to quantify and visualize how much air fills the lungs in every breath. Using this state-of-the-art measurement technology, noninvasive real-time ventilation monitoring is now possible for patients with respiratory depression, OHS, neuromuscular diseases, and COPD. Using electrodes around the chest, BiLab’s hypoventilation monitor provides ventilation images and signals for tidal volume, minute ventilation, respiration rate, and inspiratory/expiratory times.