Covidien will introduce its Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring system at the European Society of Anesthesiology Congress held between 9-12 June 2012 in Paris, France.

The Nellcor system utilizes OxiMax technology for monitoring oxygen saturation (SpO2 ) and pulse rate in adult, pediatric and neonatal patients, and uses digital signal processing for SpO2 readings during low perfusion or other challenging conditions.

The system also includes SatSeconds alarm management technology to differentiate between serious and minor events and reduce clinically insignificant oxygen desaturation alarms.

Covidien respiratory and monitoring solutions medical affairs vice president Carmen Walbert said healthcare professionals in low-acuity areas of the hospital need critical patient information at their fingertips so they can respond quickly to evolving patient conditions.

"By giving them ready access to a patient’s respiratory history, the system allows them to focus on delivering efficient, high-quality care, not gathering and managing data," Walbert added.