Vital Signs Monitoring
Newborns require special monitoring features to support their fragile clinical condition. Their unique needs demand unique neonatal algorithms and parameters that address neonatal-specific needs such as:
- Temperature, and more
Having streamlined monitoring and IT systems that can seamlessly switch from wired to wireless creates a neonatal bedside that is more efficient for staff and less intimidating for families. Learn more about the importance of efficient monitoring systems and IT.
Videos and Lectures
- Reliability of Conventional and New Pulse Oximetry in Neonatal Patients
Pulse oximetry is widely used in the NICU, but clinicians often distrust the displayed values during patient motion, i.e., questionable oxygen saturation (SpO(2)) and pulse rate (PR) values.
- Evaluation of Pulse Oximetry as a Continuous Monitoring Technique
We tested a number of pulse oximeters in a neonatal ICU to assess their performance as continuous monitors.
- Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation in the Newborn- Can We and Should We Measure It
Conventional measurements of oxygenation used in the critical care of sick newborn infants are limited to arterial blood.
- Toward the Early Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis and Sepsis-Like Illness
Abrupt clinical deterioration because of sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates, and earlier diagnosis should improve therapy of this potentially catastrophic illness.
- Mainstream End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Continuous noninvasive monitoring of arterial carbon dioxide (CO2) in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients would help clinicians avoid complications of hypocarbia and hypercarbia.
- Monitoring of End Tidal CO2 in Neonatal Intensive Care
The use of monitoring end tidal carbon dioxide pressure (PetCO2) in neonatal intensive care was studied in 19 infants with respiratory disease.