Based on a patent from GS Elektromedizinische Geräte G. Stemple GmbH from Kaufering, Germany, the new mainstream CO2 sensor capONE, manufactured by Nihon Kohden, enables the immediate detection of the end-expiratory CO2 concentration without any delay. Using a condensation-resisting airway adapter with a nano coating, the CO2 sensor weighs just 15 g and does not need a warm-up phase which means it is ready for measuring after a maximum 5 seconds.
Also for the first time capOne sensors allow the use of mainstream capnography for non-intubated patients (e. g. asthma patients). Special connectors enable CO2 measurement in combination with a oxygen nasal cannula.
Capnography is established in the prehospital market as a significant measuring method and can provide vital information about non-intubated patients on ventilation, haemodynamics and metabolism.
When used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or the management of traumatised patients, the earliest possible detection of the end expiratory CO2 concentration is of great importance. CapONE detects the EtCO2 concentration without delay and immediately alerts the paramedic or the emergency physician - e. g. during a difficult intubation or situations like a possible tube malposition – of the required intervention.
The maintenance-free sensor is easy to disinfect or sterilize and is characterised by a high robustness and shock resistance. CapONE is included as an OEM product in the next defibrillator/monitor generation of GS, corpuls3.