Neonatal Intensive Care Monitoring. Overview Neonatal Blood Gases Pulse Oximeters Neonatal Hemodynamic Equipment Transcutaneous Monitors. Neonatal Blood Gases - Sampling Possibilities. Arterial Gases Venous Gases Capillary. Arterial Gases. Radial, Brachial, Temporal Punctures
(foot and hand)
(aortic arch is preductal and not preferred) Normal position above diaphragm
(low position is L3-L4)
(blanching indicates obstruction of flow)
Calibration value = Concentration of gas in cylinder x Pb
Using a cylinder that contains 10% O2, what would be the calibration value of a TcPO2 device if the barometric pressure was 760?
Calibration value = .1 x 760 = 76 mm Hg