Capnography monitors track end-tidal carbon dioxide (etCO2), the concentration of carbon dioxide in exhaled air. These waveforms immediately sense changes in O2 levels that may signal respiratory distress. Capnography monitoring has gained popularity in recent years and is considered a standard of care for most outpatient surgery procedures involving moderate or deep sedation. DRE offers stand alone or multi-parameter monitors that can include capnography in dependable cost effective configurations. We make it simple call a monitoring expert to find which monitor best suites your needs.

DRE offers new and professionally refurbished Capnography Monitors with EtCO2 ( End Tidal CO2monitoring capabilities.

Capnography Monitor Applications:
 

  • Conscious sedation for dental and minor surgery procedures.
  • Various levels of anesthesia based surgery.
  • Cardiac arrest and EMS field work.
  • Non-intubated acutely ill patients.
  • Treatment of Asthma or COPD.
  • Sedation for pain control and pain managment.
  • Patients who are hyperventilating and showing signs of anxiety.
  • Biofeedback when coaching anxious patients to manage their respiratory rate.
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus, in order to evaluate diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Determining treatment for sympathomimetic overdoses.
  • Measuring the severity of hyperthermia and hypothermia.
  • Patients with acute myocardial infarction.
  • In patients with congestive heart failure capnography can prevent the unnecessary use of bronchodilators that may increase heart rate and blood pressure.


Capnographs offer a more accurate method of measuring light to moderate sedation levels and are now recommended in the guidelines of many medical organizations and governing bodies. Click to see the dramatic difference between CO2 and SPO2.

Have a question? Our friendly staff can help you figure out which capnography monitor is right for your facility. Call (800) 462-8195 to speak with a DRE representative today.