Carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®) is a breakthrough measurement that allows clinicians to noninvasively and immediately detect elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the blood—facilitating earlier diagnosis and treatment for patients poisoned by carbon monoxide.
- > Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of death by poisoning in industrialized countries.1
- > CO poisoning is often misdiagnosed because symptoms are similar to the flu.2
- > Timely diagnosis and treatment of CO poisoning is critical.3
- > SpCO has been shown to identify 60% more carbon monoxide poisonings than traditional methods.4
"Carboxyhemoglobin measurements performed noninvasively in the Emergency Department with Masimo Pulse CO-Oximetry should lead to enhanced diagnosis of CO poisoning, increased referral for appropriate treatment, and a resultant reduction in morbidity from the disease."
Neil B. Hampson, MD
Pulmonologist, Department of Hyperbaric Medicine,
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Masimo rainbow SET® is a noninvasive monitoring platform enabling the assessment of multiple blood constituents and physiologic parameters that previously required invasive or complicated procedures, in addition to providing Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry.
- > Acoustic Respiration Rate (RRa™)
- > Carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®)
- > Methemoglobin (SpMet®)
- > Oxygen Content (SpOC™)
- > Pleth Variability Index (PVI®)
- > Total Hemoglobin (SpHb®)
- > Oxygen Saturation (SpO2)
- > Pulse Rate (PR)
- > Perfusion Index (PI)
The upgradeable rainbow SET® platform lets you choose the rainbow® measurements that are right for you now and be confident that your investment in patient safety won’t become obsolete tomorrow.
- 1 Unintentional non-fire-related carbon monoxide exposures - United States, 2001-2003. Murb Mortol Wkly Rep. 2005; 54:36-39.
- 2 Varon J. et al. Carbon monoxide poisoning: A review for clinicians. J Emerg Med 1999; 17(1):87-93.
- 3 Penny DG. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. CRC Press 2007.
- 4 Suner, S. Noninvasive Pulse CO-Oximetry Screening in the Emergency Department Identifies Occult Carbon Monoxide Toxicity. J Emerg Med 2007; 34(4):441-450.