Capnography with Life Pak 15
OK this is for my RFDS colleagues working up in Far North Cape York clinics. You know who you ARE! Recently I got asked to demonstrate how to setup end tidal capnography on the new Life Pak 15 defib/monitors in the clinics.
Its not as simple as having a separate nasal cannula setup for non invasive capnography and a ETT adapter for invasive capnography of a ventilated patient.
NOw stay with me.I am going to post some images and instructions and FINALLY A DEMO VIDEO AT THE END
I have only been able to find these in KOW, not PMP last visit I looked. I have confirmed they are available in AUR and LHR but not COE.
Stick the capnometer line into the CO2 port of the LifePak as shown in the picture
then measure a good length of line and cut it off from the rest of the nasal cannula tubing.
now you need to find a suction swivel connector for the ETT..these are currently available on all the disposable Oxylog 3000 plus vent circuits that all clinics have for the 3000 vents.
Insert the cut end of the capnometer line through the suction port into the connector and voila you have a working capnography for your next RSI in remote clinic”
NOW THE DEMO VIDEO…I apologise for the shocking camera work by my dear colleague Dr Peter Modlmayr. He is a much better doctor than filmmaker!
Questions still? email or come and talk to me for a live demo in person!