Always in Touch...
The SDMS allows continuous monitoring of transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension (tcPCO2) and oxygen tensions (tcPO2) in neonates. Versatile sensor application (thorax, abdomen, back, low on forehead, inner or anterior aspect of tight) facilitates continuous measurement in virtually all clinical situations.
Safe Sensor Temperature Management
The digital V-Sign™ and OxiVent™ Sensors always stay in touch with your patient while safely measuring, supervising and controlling its temperature at the application site. The SenTec Digital Monitoring System allows a safe “plug and play” measurement with safety temperature management features: institution-restrictable sensor temperature, site inspection requests and – if missed – automatic sensor temperature reduction.
Gentle Sensor Application
You will always keep the sensor in touch with your patient, because the SenTec Digital Monitoring System provides you with a very gentle sensor application solution. The sophisticated sensor temperature management concept described above is one of these gentle sensor application features. For the most gentle sensor application to your patient, the SenTec's transcutaneous Sensor is extremely lightweight (less than 2,9 g), includes a highly-flexible cable, and keeps its full freedom of rotation if applied to the patient. Moreover, the neonatal attachment ring is devoted to the particular needs of neonatal skin: its design allows you a forceless sensor application and a smooth remove without damaging the sensitive skin when peeling off after monitoring.
Reliable Measurement Performance
Transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension values painlessly provide you with a precious estimate of arterial carbon dioxide tension levels. With the lowest technical drift of the currently available transcutaneous monitors, the digital V-Sign™ Sensor provides accurate transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension values even during long-term measurement [Storre 2010].
The OxiVenT™ Sensor measures PO2 optically with dynamic fluorescence quenching. This measurement principle is stable over time and therefore virtually drift free.
“Always in touch with your patient” implies the possibility of up to 12 hours calibration free monitoring. Compared to spot check monitoring techniques, the continuous clinical information delivered by SenTec's transcutaneous sensor enables you to detect patient condition changes earlier and thus gives you more time to induce an optimized therapy according to your patient’s needs. Without the need of an additional calibration request, you can even disconnect the digital Sensor from the “Sensor Adapter Cable” within a disconnection time of up to 30 minutes. This allows you to examine, treat, or transport your neonatal patient with the convenience of extra mobility. This facilitates the operation of the measurement system especially around a neonatal incubator.