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Discover Capnography Monitoring Options with DRE Experts at AAOMS Annual Meeting

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DRE is excited to again participate as an exhibitor during the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 95th Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida October 7-12 and is expected to draw 3,200 members and 5,200 registrants from around the world.

DRE will be in booth 1127, showcasing anesthesia machines, surgical lights, tables and a wide selection of patient monitors. Medical Specialties Division Director Jim Evans and Account  Executive Anthony Riley will provide consultations and equipment demonstrations. Jim shares some of his expertise on the latest capnography monitoring requirements and what DRE will highlight at this year’s show.

Are capnography monitoring guidelines being adopted at more national and state organizations?  

We have seen an increase in demand for capnography monitoring as a response to updated requirements from the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), the American Heart Association and other health organizations. AAOMS will require etCO2 monitoring for moderate and deep sedation, as well as general anesthesia by January 2014.

Why is capnography monitoring necessary?

Capnography is an important tool in sedation dentistry because during minor to moderate sedation, a patient’s breathing depth and rate decrease. Dental and medical professionals around the country are now monitoring end tidal carbon dioxide (etCO2) as standard practice during sedation.

What types of anesthesia require capnography monitoring?

General anesthesia, the heaviest level of anesthesia. The patient loses consciousness and cannot feel sensations. Airway support is frequently required and cardiovascular function may be impaired. General anesthesia must be administered by an anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist or by an anesthesiologist’s assistant who is directly supervised by an anesthesiologist.

Also in deep sedation where the patient experiences depressed consciousness and partial loss of protective reflexes and the ability to follow verbal commands.  And in moderate sedation where the patient is still conscious and can respond to commands.

What solutions are available for upgrading to capnography monitoring?

DRE can provide affordable options to incorporate etCO2 monitoring into surgical protocol. We have new and refurbished options for capnography monitors and multi-parameter monitors with etCO2.

What equipment will DRE feature during the AAOMS meeting?

The DRE Waveline EZ Portable Patient Monitor with touch screen is a multi-parameter option that can come outfitted to monitor etCO2. At only six pounds, it is one of the most mobile multi-parameter monitors on the market. The Waveline EZ monitors ECG, respiration, SpO2, NIBP, etCO2 temperature and comes highly recommended by Stuart E. Lieblich, D.M.D. Our entire Waveline monitor series will be on display along with our Vision LED Surgery Light.

We will also demo the DRE Echo CO2 Capnograph monitor at AAOMS this year, a lightweight, portable, low-cost option with a high resolution color display for SPO2 and CO2 monitoring. The Echo CO2 monitor is effective for neonatal, pediatric and adult intubated and non-intubated patients for continuous, long-term monitoring.

The popular DRE Integra SP VSO2 anesthesia system, compact enough for the smallest surgery or imaging suite, and fully portable will also be in our booth. We will have a nice selection to browse and some special show promotions for attendees visiting our booth.

We hope to see you at this year’s AAOMS meeting! Join the Twitter conversation #AAOMS2013 and tweet along during the show @DREmed for special offers and updates or give us a call at 1-(800)-462-8195.