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How is POM Different than a Standard Capnography Mask?

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If you’re a healthcare professional involved in endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and conscious sedation, you’re likely familiar with standard capnography masks.

But did you know that there’s a better option? The Procedural Oxygen Mask (POM) is an FDA-approved mask for procedural sedation with a proven sensitive Respiratory Rate Trending that provides nearly double FiO2 than a traditional mask. And it fits most types of probes, scopes, and tubes while maintaining high oxygen delivery.

To learn more about POM and its improvements over traditional masks, continue reading.

Allows Passage for Tubes and Probes Safely

The Procedural Oxygen Mask is designed with a built-in, low-profile port that allows you to place an oral or nasal airway while also providing a safe route for tubes and probes. This is in contrast to a standard capnography mask, which can get in the way of proper intubation and make it difficult to place other devices.

Before we developed POM, doctors would cut holes into traditional capnography masks to make room for tubes and probes. This compromises the seal and puts the patient at risk for hypoxic events.

Keeps Patient Highly Oxygenated During Procedures

POM keeps your patient highly oxygenated throughout procedures. This is due to its unique design, which provides a tight seal while also allowing you to deliver high levels of oxygen and keep the patients at safe FiO2 levels.

Dual Oral and Nasal Entry Ports

The POM has both an oral and nasal entry port to allow the patient to receive oxygen through the nose or mouth. This is important because it helps to keep the patient highly oxygenated, which is crucial during procedures where they may be at risk for hypoxia. And it gives clinicians a better, unobstructed view behind the mask, which is critical for certain procedures.


Standard capnography masks only have one entry port. A single port makes it challenging to ensure that the patient is getting adequate oxygenation and hard for clinicians to pass through other probes and tubes for procedures.

Reduces Interruptions During Procedures

The POM reduces stoppages and interruptions during procedures because it delivers nearly twice the amount of FiO2 compared to the standard EtCO2 cannulas.  That means you can keep your patient better oxygenated and at safer levels throughout the procedure.


This reduces the risk of hypoxic events and other complications and can also help shorten the procedure’s overall length.

No Jerry-rigging Needed

The POM doesn’t require any jerry-rigging or special adapters to work, and most importantly– there is no need to cut the mask to fit probes and tubes. It’s designed to be used with any standard capnography machine and comes with everything you need to get started, including:


  • Universal 7 ft O2 lines
  • Universal 10 ft CO2 sample lines
  • Medium concentration adaptors
  • High concentration adaptors
  • Connectivity to most CO2 monitors

About POM

POM was created by a team of anesthesiologists, intensivists, and engineers looking for a better way to intubate patients and keep them oxygenated during procedures. They were frustrated with the traditional capnography masks on the market because they were difficult to use and often interfered with other devices necessary for specific procedures.

So they set out to create a mask that would provide a better seal, allow for more oxygenation, and make it easier to place other devices. The result is the POM, which is quickly becoming the standard of care for capnography masks.

If you’re looking for a better way to monitor your patients’ oxygenation levels and keep them safe during procedures, then the POM is the perfect solution. Contact us today to learn more about how the POM can help you provide better care for your patients.


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