No sampling tube
No affect due to pressure drop
No affect due to changes in water vapor pressure
No deformity of capnograms due to non dispersion
No delay in recording
Suitable for neonates and children
Contrary to the earlier versions, the newer sensors are light weight minimizing traction on the
endotracheal tube. (see below)
Long electrical cord, but it is lightweight.
Facial burns have been reported with earlier
versions. This has been eliminated with newer sensors (see below)
Sensor windows may clog with secretions. However,
they can be replaced easily as they are disposable.
Difficult to use in unusual patient positioning
such as in prone positions.
The newer versions use disposable
sensor windows thereby eliminating sterilization problem (see below)