New Bedford Rehab’s Use of Volumetric Capnography

New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital is using the latest, non-invasive monitoring technology to accelerate the time in which patients are weaned from their ventilators. Using volumetric capnography has resulted in a 29% reduction in the average length of time that patients spend on ventilators, which in turn reduces the patient's risk for pneumonia and damage to lung tissue, while increasing the patient's quality of life. New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital's advances in decreasing patients' weaning time was featured in the October 2010 issue of MD News, South of Boston.