RescueDigest Resources: Capnography

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“Capnography: the CHIEF Vital Sign"

Using a simple four-step assessment technique, this program shows EMS providers of all levels how capnography can be used not only to confirm successful endotracheal intubation, but also to evaluate shock in trauma patients, monitor for return of (or loss of) pulses during CPR, identify bronchospasm in asthma and hypoxic drive in COPD, to guide seizure management, and much, much more. This case-driven session develops the fundamentals of capnography so that every EMS provider can improve the assessment, treatment and outcome for their patients using the diagnostic tools of end tidal waveform monitoring.

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How to Read and Interpret End-Tidal Capnography Waveforms


The Top 5 Capnography Resources on the Internet

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