SpCO®Carboxyhaemoglobin

SpCO is a continuous and noninvasive measurement of the carbon monoxide levels in arterial blood

Carbon Monoxide

  • > Carbon monoxide (CO), a colourless and odourless gas, is a byproduct of the incomplete combustion of any carbon-containing material.1
  • > Sources of CO include inadequate ventilation of heating sources, automobile exhaust, faulty furnaces, exposure to methylene chloride (an industrial solvent often used for cleaning and as paint thinner), as well as cigarette smoke and smoke from fires.2
  • > Exposure to CO raises levels of circulating carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) in the blood.

Measuring Carbon Monoxide with SpCO

  • > Pulse CO-oximetry is a continuous and noninvasive method of measuring the levels of various blood constituents, including carbon monoxide (SpCO).
  • > Measurements are taken by placing a sensor on a patient, usually on the fingertip for adults.
  • > Accuracy Range: 1-40% with 3% ARMS.3

rainbow SET Technology Platform

Masimo rainbow SET is a noninvasive monitoring platform featuring Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry with the option to measure multiple additional parameters.

  • > Oxygen Saturation (SpO2)
  • > Pulse Rate (PR)
  • > Perfusion Index (Pi)
  • > Total Haemoglobin (SpHb®)
  • > Oxygen Content (SpOC)
  • > Pleth Variability Index (PVi®)
  • > Methaemoglobin (SpMet®)
  • > Carboxyhaemoglobin (SpCO)
  • > Acoustic Respiration Rate (RRa®)
  • > Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi)
  • > Respiration Rate from the Pleth (RRp)

References

  • 1 McEvoy, M. Sneak Attack: What makes carbon monoxide so insidious? The Silent Killer. J Emerg Med Svcs. October 2010: 4-9.
  • 2 Weaver, LK. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. N Engl J Med. 2009; 360(12): 1217-25.
  • 3 ARMS accuracy is a statistical calculation of the difference between device measurements and reference measurements. Approximately two-thirds of the device measurements fell within +/- ARMS of the reference measurements in a controlled study.

Resources

  • > Click here for available SpCO studies.
  • > Click here to receive more information about noninvasive and continuous SpCO.

Masimo devices with SpCO monitoring are not intended to be used as the sole basis for making diagnosis or treatment decisions related to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning; they are intended to be used in conjunction with additional methods of assessing clinical signs and symptoms.

For professional use. See instructions for use for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions.

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