non-invasive ventilation monitor
ExSpiron Pulmonary Monitor Continuously Tracks Lung Performance by Gene Ostrovsky on Oct 11, 2012 Monitoring patient ventilation is important for those on a mechanical ventilator, but once natural breathing is restored clinicians typically lose their ability to watch for changes in the volume of air the patient is moving per minute. Respiratory Motion Inc., a company out of Waltham, MA, just received FDA 510(k) clearance to introduce its ExSpiron non-invasive ventilation monitor to U.S. hospitals. The system can be used after little training by any clinician by simply applying the monitoring patch to the chest and connecting it to the electronic monitor. The device automatically begins watching the lungs and displays continuous readings on its color monitor. The company will be presenting the device next week at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual conference in Washington, D.C.