MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced that the company has sold a large number of RespSense™ capnography monitors to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The devices will be used by the hospital's respiratory care staff to monitor the breathing of patients at locations throughout the hospital such as the cardiac catheterization laboratory, the emergency room and the respiratory therapy department. The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care.
Capnography is a non-invasive monitoring technique that measures the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a patient's exhaled air. Several professional medical societies, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Heart Association, recommend the use of capnography to monitor patients who receive moderate to deep sedation during medical procedures and during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The effective use of capnography provides verification of adequate respiration and alerts medical personnel to changes in ventilation, respiratory distress and the effectiveness of CPR efforts.
"Nonin is committed to providing accurate, easy-to-use and cost-effective capnography solutions," said Jim Zimmerman, Vice-President of Marketing for Nonin Medical. "It's gratifying to know that leading institutions such as The Mount Sinai Hospital have identified our products as best fitting their patient safety requirements."
Highly portable with a widescreen touch-panel display, Nonin's RespSense and LifeSense® capnography monitors are suitable for infant through adult patients and can be used in a wide range of clinical settings.
Key product advantages include:
- Fast and Accurate — Provides clinicians with first breath detection of CO2 gases with minimal setup required
- Small and Lightweight — Ideal for portable use in a variety of Emergency Medical Service applications
- Long Battery Life — Provides up to eight hours of continuous use when fully charged
- Widescreen Display —Easy to read and use, even in low light
For more information about Nonin Medical capnography monitors, visit www.nonin.com/capnography.
About Nonin Medical, Inc.
Nonin Medical, Inc. invented finger pulse oximetry and specializes in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. with an additional distribution and service center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nonin distributes its pulse and cerebral oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries and has more than 200 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.nonin.com.
SOURCE Nonin Medical, Inc.