Salter ETCO2 Cannula – Divided 7′ With Oxygen Delivery
Permits End Tidal CO2 Sampling With Simultaneous Oxygen Delivery. Where analysis of PET CO2 and other exhaled gases is a standard medical practice in anesthesia, monitoring of nonintubated patients is limited. Supplemental oxygen, delivered by mask or conventional cannula, tends to dilute End Tidal gases and distort waveforms. Salter has the Solution: Salter’s special End Tidal sampling cannula permits an undiluted End Tidal gas sample, even with simultaneous insufflation of oxygen or gaseous analgesia. The result: A waveform equal to those obtained with the intubated patient!
In clinical tests PaCO2 gradients were quantitatively similar to those found in intubated patients. Practitioner constructed cannula modifications are time consuming, cumbersome and expensive: furthermore, there is no certainty of the integrity of the procedure. The Salter Divided* Cannula is a practical effective way to improve the integrity of end tidal monitoring on the non-intubated patient. The Salter Divided* Cannula has a permanent barrier in the face piece separating the nasal prongs. Dual tubing is used which allows delivery of oxygen or gaseous analgesia from one nasal prong and simultaneous end-tidal sampling from the other nasal prong. Both nasal prongs also have exclusive, dual port, Salter Eyes which reduce the likelihood of occlusion. This innovative safe design gives End Tidal wave form monitoring quality equal to that obtained with intubated patients. The Salter Divided* Cannula is available in sizes from infant to adult and a variety of connections to permit use with virtually any CO2 monitor in use today.