| REVIEW ARTICLE
|Year : 2000 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 149-52
Non-invasive respiratory monitoring in paediatric intensive care unit.
UB Nadkarni, AM Shah, CT Deshmukh
Department of Paediatrics, Division of Intensive Paediatric Care, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India., India
Monitoring respiratory function is important in a Paediatrics Intensive Care Unit (PICU), as majority of patients have cardio-respiratory problems. Non-invasive monitoring is convenient, accurate, and has minimal complications. Along with clinical monitoring, oxygen saturation using pulse oximetry, transcutaneous oxygenation (PtcO2) and transcutaneous PCO2 (PtcCO2) using transcutaneous monitors and end-tidal CO2 using capnography are important and routine measurements done in most PICUs. Considering the financial and maintenance constraints pulse oximetry with end tidal CO2 monitoring can be considered as most feasible.
U B Nadkarni
Department of Paediatrics, Division of Intensive Paediatric Care, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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