Patient Spirometry measurements are obtained through D-lite or Pedi-lite low sensors. Ventilator independent, the flow sensor obtains patient values proximally at the patient airway.
Single adapter for monitoring of patient airway gases, Patient Spirometry (lung mechanics) and Gas Exchange/Metabolics. Lightweight sensors can be used anywhere GE Healthcare respiratory monitoring technology is applied, including in anesthesia delivery and ICU ventilation.
For humid conditions, the D-lite+ and Pedi-lite+ flow sensors’ hydrophilic surface prevents the condensed water from disturbing the measurement.
Selection of the flow sensor is based on the tidal volume of the patient:
- D-lite(+): 150 – 2000 ml
- Pedi-lite(+): 5 – 300 ml 1
Cleaning: the disposable D-lite, D-lite+ and Pedi-lite+ sensors are for single patient use only. The reusable D-lite and Pedi-lite sensors can be:
- hand washed
- machine washed
- disinfected with suitable disinfectants
- steam autoclaved (max. temp. 132º C /270º F)
Positioning: Place all ports upwards to avoid condensed water from entering the tubings.
Technical specifications of flow sensors: