POM ETC02 Conclusion of Piper Medical Study

PROTOCOL:

End Tidal CO2 Testing of the POM Procedural Oxygen Mask at 3% ETCO2

RESULTS:

POM (Procedural Oxygen Mask) ET CO2 Results
Rate = 12 BPM, TV = 400 ml, I:E Ratio = 1:1, ETCO2 % = 3%

Sample #

ETCO2 Measured Values

Medium Oxygen Flow Adaptor

    O2 Flow =
8 l/min

   O2 Flow =
10 l/min

   O2 Flow =
12 l/min

  1

  2

  3

2.38%

2.24%

2.21%

1.66%

1.83%

1.80%

1.55%

1.71%

1.71%

Mean

Std Dev

2.28%

0.09%

1.77%

0.09%

1.66%

0.09%

High Concentration Adaptor

High Oxygen Flow Adaptor

   O2 Flow =
10 l/min

   O2 Flow =
12 l/min

   O2 Flow =
15 l/min

  1

  2

  3

1.68%

1.73%

 1.79%

0.99%

1.12%

1.16%

0.73%

0.85%

0.98%

Mean

Std Dev

1.73%

0.05%

1.09%

0.09%

0.85%

0.13%

The results of the Piper Medical ETCO2 study of the Procedural Oxygen Mask (POM) scientifically prove three findings about The POM and the functionality of its ETCO2 port:

  1. The POM was found to function under direct scientific review
  2. The findings were consistent in all testing of the mask
  3. No error in functionality was derived from this study

While using the traditional suggested flow rates for any medium or high concentration oxygen mask, including The POM while simultaneously measuring capnography, the study proves the ETCO2 functionality of The POM.

It is universally accepted with any free-flowing oxygen device that monitors ETCO2, that increasing flow rates will dilute the capnography wave form. The function of a ETCO2 port on devices such as The POM are not meant to act as a diagnostic in the realm of quantifying a CO2 value, rather, to detect a presence of C02 indicating respiration.

The POM performed exceptionally in terms of allowing for the detection of CO2. It is difficult to directly compare ETCO2 functionality of a nasal cannula to an oxygen mask, however, The POM ETCO2 functionality is more consistent and sensitive because it captures expiration from both the nose and mouth as opposed to just the nose. A determination of two definitive findings when comparing these two types of devices:

  1. Delivery of a much higher fiO2 and higher flow rates detecting ETCO2 were captured using The POM
  2. The POM is more sensitive or “accurate” in allowing the capture of ETCO2 than nasal cannulas.

It is POM Medical’s goal that you have found the conclusion of this study beneficial in examining the ETCO2 functionality of The Procedural Oxygen Mask.