Preterm babies are at risk for increases in pCO2 and pO2, which, if undetected, can cause severe lesions and cerebral damage.
To care for these small patients, Radiometer America offers continuous, non-invasive transcutaneous pCO2 and pO2 monitoring. Transcutaneous monitoring allows caregivers to stay on top of changes in the oxygenation and ventilation status of preterm babies as they occur.
If a blood sample is necessary, our capillary tubes can be used to delicately collect a blood sample from the baby’s heel. A dedicated mode on our ABL90 FLEX and ABL800 FLEX blood gas analyzers allows caregivers to get full insight into blood gas and other parameters, e.g. bilirubin from a minimum volume of patient blood.