NEONATAL & PEDIATRIC REGIONAL OXIMETRY

FORE-SIGHT pediatric oximetry sensor placement body diagram

FORE-SIGHT, which raised the standard of tissue oximetry for adults, also provides the same high level of performance for pediatric and neonatal patients. The sensors have a depth of light penetration that is tailored to accommodate anatomical differences between neonates, infants and children. With FORE-SIGHT, you know you have the right sensor for your patient.

Sensor

FORE-SIGHT ELITE provides a true suite of tools to meet the unique needs of every patient, no matter how small. FORE-SIGHT ELITE provides two pediatric sensor sizes to ensure proper depth of light penetration for patient size, both featuring cushioned patient interfaces to protect the integrity of delicate skin and COOL-LIGHT® technology to reduce heat generation and transfer to the tissue under the sensor. For the most delicate patients, the small sensor is also offered in a non-adhesive design.

FORE-SIGHT pediatric oximeter sensors

Wavelengths

The precision and accuracy of FORE-SIGHT ELITE is enhanced by incorporating 5 wavelengths of near infrared light to analyze the tissue, providing the broad spectrum of NIRS wavelengths (690, 730, 770, 810, 870nm) to optimize tissue interrogation at the points where oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin are more greatly distinguished. Read more about why wavelengths matter. 

Interface

FORE-SIGHT’s intuitive graphical user interface is housed in a color touchscreen that features one-button startup, large numeric displays, seamless connectivity to EMR and AIMS, and the ability to display up to 4 simultaneous channels of tissue oximetry. The interface provides adult and pediatric user modes, as well as the ability to select tissue-specific sensor locations.

FORE-SIGHT pediatric weight chart graphic

Algorithm

FORE-SIGHT’s algorithm has been rigorously validated and is the most important part of what makes our readings so accurate, we call them “absolute.” No trending, no baselines. Our pediatric algorithm is fine-tuned to factor out the effects of melanin and meconium, as well as each patient’s unique tissue optical properties.

Learn more about FORE-SIGHT ELITE's pediatric mode by downloading the pediatric product sheet.

Common Applications

  • Congenital heart surgery
  • ECMO
  • Bowel ischemia monitoring
  • Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) therapy
  • Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • High frequency ventilation
  • Sustained inflation
  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Sepsis
  • Transfusion

THE EDWARDS ADVANTAGE

We are committed to providing your institution, clinicians and staff with the highest levels of customer service and support to ensure seamless product implementation and ongoing use, including:
  • 24/7 technical support – Simply call 800-822-9837 anytime, day or night
  • Customer service – Call 800-424-3278 to speak to a customer service representative

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