Monitors, Bedside, Blood Gas/pH, Intravascular
Definition : Bedside blood gas monitors designed for the continuous measurement and display of the partial pressure of blood gases (i.e., carbon dioxide, oxygen) and pH values in the arteries. These monitors include a vascular catheter equipped with three detectors that combine an optical fiber with a fluorescent dye (fluorescent optodes) at its distal tip; three optodes are needed: one sensitive to O2, another sensitive to CO2, and a third sensitive to pH values. Intravascular blood gas/pH monitors also include electronic circuitry, a display, and programmable alarms. They are especially useful in patients with respiratory failure (e.g., obstructive lung disease, severe asthma) and in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery.
Entry Terms : "Monitors, Oxygen" , "pH Monitors" , "Carbon Dioxide Monitors" , "Blood Gas/pH Monitors" , "Blood Gas Monitors, Intravascular" , "Oxygen Monitors" , "Blood Gas Monitors, Carbon Dioxide" , "Blood Gas Monitors, Oxygen"
UMDC code : 20176