“Drive a high level of competency about the relationship between perfusion, device calibration, site selection, and correlation.”
Why? If users don’t understand the factors that impact correlation (such as perfusion, site selection, and device maintenance), they don’t have the tools they need to get the best results from their transcutaneous system. Then, if the tcpCO2 reading doesn’t correlate well to the ABG value, it’s easy for those team members to start thinking the technology just doesn’t work, undermining your implementation. Training your team well on correlation avoids these challenges and arms your staff with competent problem-solvers who know how to use transcutaneous monitoring successfully with a variety of patients.