Traditional subjective technique relies on surface landmarks, feedback from the needle and tactile sensation. This makes space identification difficult —particularly in patients with a high body mass index (BMI).
Researchers report 17 % of epidural placement failures are due to false loss of resistance.
CompuFlo uses real-time Dynamic Pressure Sensing® technology to detect pressure changes that are imperceptible by touch.
Visual, quantifiable pressure and fluid measurements are paired with audible feedback to allow anesthesia providers verify the epidural space has been reached with objective intelligence.
Entrance to the epidural space is confirmed with three indicators: tactile feel, a visual sudden drop in pressure forming a low and stable plateau that lasts for more than five seconds, and an audible decrease in pitch.Download the Brochure