Monitoring and Respiratory

The European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) recommends considering indirect calorimetry as a gold standard to assess energy requirements.Pulmonary gas exchange measurement,known also as indirect calorimetry, allows continuous and noninvasive measurement of oxygen consumption (VO2), carbon dioxide production (VCO2), and calculation of respiratory quotient (RQ) and energy expenditure (EE). The gas exchange measurement is used with modular monitors in both anesthesia and critical care areas.

Program Details

Monitoring and Respiratory - Indirect Calorimetry/Metabolic Monitoring: Theory and Clinical Applications in Critical Care

4 hours (half-day program).

Clinical Areas Covered
Critical Care Areas: General ICU, Medical or Surgical ICU, Pediatric ICU

Targeted Attendees
Critical care physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists.

A basic understanding of critical care nutrition.

Required Equipment
Metabolics gas module on GE Carescape B650/B850 patient monitor or GE Engstrom/Carescape R860 ventilator.

Dr. Arlene Sy-Reodica, MD, FPBA

At Customer Site


• Detect changes inpatient's metabolic status such as hyper metabolism caused by injuries or septic reactions
• Use as a tool for nutritional assessment
• Measurements of energy expenditure and respiratory quotient to avoid underor over-nutrition
• Determine optimal feeding during weaning process using changes in VO2.

This course does not claim to be exhaustive in any way and it is up to the participant to continue his or her education in this dynamic field.