Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 259–262

Accuracy of Capnography with a 30 Foot Nasal Cannula for Monitoring Respiratory Rate and End-Tidal CO2 in Children

  • Keira P. Mason
  • Patricia E. Burrows
  • Maureen M. Dorsey
  • David Zurakowski
  • Baruch Krauss
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011436329848

Cite this article as:
Mason, K.P., Burrows, P.E., Dorsey, M.M. et al. J Clin Monit Comput (2000) 16: 259. doi:10.1023/A:1011436329848

Abstract

We tested the accuracy of a low flow (50 cc/min) sidestream capnographysystem equipped with an experimental 30-foot nasal cannula to monitor ventilatory status in children. End-tidal CO2 and respiratory rate, both at room air and in the presence of supplemental oxygen, were recorded simultaneously from the experimental 30-foot nasal cannula and the standard, FDA approved, 10-foot nasal cannula. The 30-foot nasal cannula was as accurate as the 10-foot nasal cannula in measuring respiratory rate and end-tidal CO2 in children. When supplemental oxygen was delivered by facemask, there was no dilutional effect on the respiratory rate or end-tidal CO2 recorded with either the 10-foot or 30-foot nasal cannulas inplace.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keira P. Mason
    • 1
  • Patricia E. Burrows
    • 2
  • Maureen M. Dorsey
    • 2
  • David Zurakowski
    • 3
  • Baruch Krauss
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyChildren's Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyChildren's Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonU.S.A.
  3. 3.Department of BiostatisticsChildren's Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonU.S.A.
  4. 4.The Division of Emergency MedicineChildren's Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonU.S.A.