An Analysis of Neonates Apnea Self-saving Function and O2 Concentration Monitori

An Analysis of Neonates Apnea Self-saving Function and O2 Concentration Monitori


Author: WuBenQing


Introduction of Wu Benqing: Chief Physician and Tutor of Postgraduate Students. He graduated from Xiangya Medical School of Central South University and is now the Director of the Neonatal Department of Shenzhen People’s University.Since 1986, he has been doing neonatal clinical work, research and teaching. His is especially good at emergency care of neonates and the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal infant. He has successfully cured a premature infant weighing 700 grams with a gestational age of 26 weeks and rescued a 1400 grams premature infant with congenital heart disease in its perioperative period, which was reported by China Central Television.

Comen’s C60 neonatal specialized monitor has drawn wide attention in exhibitions, tenders and distributor consultations since its going on sale in 2011. It has gained much popularity in the industry of neonatal monitors and won great applause.

The trust in us of our customers is the best symbol of recognition of our product quality. In this issue of our magazine, we invited the Director of the Neonatal Department of Shenzhen People’s University, Wu Benqing, to give us a professional explanation on why C60 is popular among customers.

1. Awakening probe for rescuing apnea: analysis of the self-rescuing function of apnea.

Apnea is one of the most commonly seen symptoms of neonates as well as the main cause of death. According to some reports in China this year, the occurrence rate of apnea is 5%-10% of all the living babies after birth; some reports even say it is as high as more than 20%.The death rate of all the neonates who have apnea is about 30% of all the neonates born alive. What’s more, the fact that apnea can cause various diseases is worrisome. So to solve the asphyxia problem caused by apnea is very urgent in our country’s development of neonatology.

In hospitals, when the neonates have apnea, doctors and nurses will tap the sole of the baby’s feet to recuperate his consciousness. Likewise, the apnea awakening probe of Comen can timely protect the baby from asphyxia. Compared to manual monitoring and rescue, the awakening probe of the C60 monitor has the following advantages:

Ⅰ、 Precise and quick monitoring

1) Monitor the respiratory rate of ECG through the specialized neonatal ExNeo® electrocardiograph measurement technology to overcome the movement interference of neonate when measuring so as to ensure the accuracy of measuring their high rate breathing and timely judge whether they are in a state of asphyxia.

2) Double assurance: on the basis of monitoring respiratory rate, adopt the specialized neonatal OxiMax® blood oxygen technology to monitor the oxygen concentration. This method can eliminate the interference of movement and ensure precise values under week perfusion. It has the breathing oxygenation chart function that is convenient for clinical observation of neonates and the SatSecondsTM intelligent alarm management technology that can reduce false alarm and ensure the accuracy of judgment and the safety of neonates.

Advantage: Compared to manual healthcare in hospitals, the biggest advantage of C60 of Comen is that it can precisely judge whether the neonate is in a state of apnea and timely alarm when it is so. The monitors that nurses in hospitals currently use cannot produce 100 percent correct monitoring data and cannot timey alarm so nurses have to be around the neonates all the time to observe SpO2 and the heart rate to make a manual judgment. But because the monitor is not 100 percent correct and cannot timely predict whether the neonate is in apnea, nurses will have more pressure when doing work, which will cause their judgment to be wrong or inefficient. This of course will influence the health and safety of the neonate. It must be kept in mind that when the neonate is in apnea and cannot recover autonomous respiration in 12 seconds, its heart and lung will start to be hurt, so precision of monitoring and whether the monitor has the function of timely alarm is of vital importance.

Ⅱ、 The monitor has the automatic awakening function which is a contribution to safety.

1) Then monitor can precisely judge whether the neonate is in apnea and if so timely alarms and starts the automatic awakening function of self-rescue so as to help the neonate recover autonomous respiration in the first time.

2) The apnea awakening probe is equipped with a motor which can vibrate by itself in the rescue process to produce an effect like the medical staff tapping the soles of the neonate’s feet to awaken the neonate from apnea. When the monitor makes sure that the neonate has recovered respiration, it will stop the rescue automatically or the medical staff can stop it.

Advantage: the rated vibration frequency can ensure that the neonate wakes safely and avoid the medical staff using too much strength to hurt the baby. Its timely autonomous self-rescue function for apnea can avoid the time lag of manual care and eliminate any trivial safety hazard in the process of neonate’s recovery.

Ⅲ、 The well-rounded functionality of the monitor can improve efficiency and reduce manual labor.

1) Some neonates may have repeated apnea which may occur more than 10 times in a day. That means that nurses will have to be very busy in rescuing, costing a lot of their energy.

2) The precise judgment and automatic awakening function of the monitor can help nurses effectively monitor the baby and reduce the allocation of human labor and resources.


2、 Analysis of the oxygen concentration monitoring function of the probe:

1) Unique oxygen concentration measuring function

The oxygen concentration monitoring function can monitor the ambient oxygen concentration for the neonate and ensure its safety when using oxygen.

2) The importance of judging oxygen concentration

If the concentration of the oxygen inhaled is too high, the neonate may be “poisoned” by the oxygen and have diseases like lung injury or retinopathy.

So, the neonate cannot inhale pure oxygen directly but should inhale mixed oxygen. And the mixed oxygen should be monitored to ensure that the oxygen concentration is within normal range to be used by the neonate.

3) The monitoring of oxygen concentration should be precise.

The probe should be advanced and sensitive. It must be able to monitor what concentration the oxygen is at in the incubator and in the oxygen hood and be able to analyze it through the monitor so that the medical staff can control and know the change of oxygen concentration in the incubator to make sure that the neonate won’t be “poisoned” by oxygen of a too high concentration.

4) The oxygen concentration probe of Comen C60 has the cutting-edge technology.

Precision and sensitivity are the two most important factors when choosing an oxygen concentration probe. An advanced probe is very important in a monitor being good.

Comen’s monitor in the monitoring product series has the advanced oxygen concentration monitoring probe so it can limit the oxygen concentration from 21% to 100%. Under analysis of high precision, the oxygen concentration can be measured within 6-8 seconds, so the medical staffs know the change of oxygen concentration at any time and can take corresponding measures as quickly as possible. And when it is detected that the oxygen concentration is deflected from the alarm value set by the medical staff, the monitor will give out acoustic alarm.