Medical and surgical equipment provider DRE Medical is now offering the DRE Echo CO2 Capnograph Monitor. The device works with existing technology to integrate capnography monitoring and aims to make the transition to new capnography compliance standards easier for facilities, according to the company.

The Echo was designed for facilities with a late model vital signs monitor that wish to add CO2 monitoring capabilities, according to DRE Medical. The capnograph also works in conjunction with existing nasal hoods and has an easy-to-use interface.

The company said that new industry guidelines requiring capnography — including American Society of Anesthesiology, the American Heart Association and, as of January 2014, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons — mean more facilities and practices will need to implement capnography protocols for procedures requiring moderate sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia. This patient safety net is “rapidly becoming the industry standard,” according to DRE Medical.

“DRE always looks for cutting edge technology to help medical professionals keep up with changing standards of care,” said Jim Evans, the national sales manager for DRE’s Medical Supplies Division. The company’s number one goal is to provide quality equipment that helps customers serve patients in today’s advancing medical field.