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Title Automated PO2, PCO2 and pH Monitoring of Infants
Author(s) Justin S. Clark, L. George Veasy, A. Larry Jung, and Jarrell L. Jenkins
Source Computers and Biomedical Research, Vol. 4, Pages 262-274
Publication Date 1971
Abstract A system has been developed for monitoring PaO2, PaCO2, and pH, which can be connected to an infant for automatic and frequent monitoring while servicing the Intensive Care Unit. The system, called CABAS (Computerized Automated Blood Analysis System) was primarily designed for pediatric monitoring, but could be used for adult monitoring as well. CABAS incorporates the following functions: (1) Patient blood loss is 0.3 ml per determination of PO2, PCO2, and pH. (2) The blood sampling catheter (or catheters) is also used for pressure monitoring, infusing, sampling, etc. (3) Blood from other patients can be manually inserted into CABAS for analysis while connected to a patient without damage or cross-contamination. (4) Monitored data is recorded chronologically in the patient's computerized file.

Initial clinical experience with CABAS has proven it to be very useful in the management of infants with respiratory distress syndrome.

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