Evaluation of a portable infrared end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor during pediatric interhospital transport.

@article{Bhende1995EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a portable infrared end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor during pediatric interhospital transport.},
  author={M. S. Bhende and V A Karr and D C Wiltsie and Richard A. Orr},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={875-8}
}
PURPOSE Critically ill children often require endotracheal intubation before transport to a tertiary care center. Correct endotracheal tube (ETT) placement (trachea versus esophagus) and maintenance during transport are of the utmost importance. We evaluated a portable, qualitative, infrared end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor during transport of critically ill children. METHODS Fifty patients, ages 1 day to 19 years (median, 1 year), weighing 1.6 to 70 kg (median, 10 kg) who were intubated and… CONTINUE READING

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