The IVCO2 Index™ provides a continuous risk estimation of inadequate ventilation or hypercapnia. Severe hypercapnia in mechanically ventilated patients can have deleterious effects on patient hemodynamics and recovery1 and has been associated with in-hospital mortality.2,3
The IVCO2 Index™ uses mathematical models of human physiology to determine the likelihood that the patient is experiencing inadequate carbon dioxide ventilation. The algorithm also estimates the mismatch between lung ventilation and perfusion, accounting for differences that can occur between etCO2 values and arterial CO2 levels measured via an arterial blood gas sample.
The IVCO2 Index™:
- Calculated using clinical data automatically collected by the T3 Software
- Continuously updated and displayed in a numeric and trend format
- Requires no additional data entry by clinicians