Hutchinson Technology demonstrated its InSpectra StO2 tissue oxygenation monitor at the SCCM annual meeting, and it could be a predictive prehospital tool for first responders, according to Mike McEvoy, an EMS coordinator who also teaches critical care medicine at Albany Medical College in New York. He says that the InSpectra tool is lightweight and portable and that measuring tissue microcirculation saturation is a good way to predict shock.

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