Irvine, Calif.-based Masimo announces that Radius PCG, a portable real-time capnograph with wireless Bluetooth connectivity, has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance. Radius PCG connects with the Root Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform to provide tetherless mainstream capnography for patients of all ages.
Radius PCG joins the line of tetherless Masimo technologies that includes Radius PPG, which offers Masimo SETmeasure-through motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry, and Radius Tº, which provides continuous temperature measurements. Radius PCG requires no routine calibration, with accurate end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) and respiration rate measurements and continuous EtCO2 waveforms displayed within 15 seconds—all in a portable package that can fit in the palm of a hand.
“Radius PCG has been a game changer for our clinical team,” says Joseph DiMartino, MSN RN, NE-BC, CCRN-K, associate vice president of nursing at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. “It provides us with a portable and rapid measure of capnography for confirming airway placement in accordance with AHA guidelines.”
Wirelessly connected to Root, Radius PCG offers:
- Cable-free capnography: High-quality capnography without a tethered connection to Root reduces the possibility of an interruption in capnography monitoring by minimizing tugging on the breathing circuit. In busy operating rooms, where space is already at a premium, and where capnography cables can easily be pulled and dropped on the floor—potentially damaging the fragile and expensive capnography sensor head—the reduction in clutter may be especially welcome.
- Automated documentation: Root, in conjunction with the Masimo Hospital Automation Platform, automates electronic charting of patient data, including the data collected by Radius PCG, in hospital electronic medical record (EMR) systems, to simplify and speed workflows, as well as reduce the likelihood of transcription errors.
- Maximized data visibility and manipulation: Root’s large, multi-touch, high-resolution screen provides an easily interpretable secondary display of large, crisp EtCO2 waveforms, improving visibility and assisting clinicians in identifying wave patterns suggestive of airway obstruction or tube dislodgement. Clearly displayed trend data for up to 96 hours helps clinicians review patient progress over time, helping guide ventilation efforts. And the touch-screen interface allows clinicians to quickly adjust the trend display range and configure alarm settings to meet the needs of each patient.
- Hassle-free connectivity: Radius PCG pairs with Root via Bluetooth, supporting seamless integration into clinical workflows while providing the benefits of reliable capnography.
Root is an expandable hub that integrates an array of technologies, devices, and systems to provide multimodal monitoring and connectivity solutions. Root’s plug-and-play expansion capabilities allow clinicians to simultaneously monitor with Radius PCG and many other measurements, such as Masimo SET, advanced rainbow pulse co-oximetry measurements, O3 regional oximetry, and SedLine brain function monitoring, for expanded visibility of patient status. Using Root in combination with the Hospital Automation Platform, monitoring data from all connected devices can be automatically charted in EMRs.
“With its wireless connectivity, Radius PCG is a powerful and useful tool for assessing end-tidal CO2 in a multitude of clinical scenarios,” says Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo. “Masimo continues to make clinically relevant, accurate patient data available, helping clinicians gain the insights they need to make the best decisions and improve patient outcomes.”