Capnography

Capnography

Information Covered:

  1. Assessment of Adequate and Inadequate Respiration
    1. Capnometry/Capnography
      1. Purpose/definition
      2. Indications
      3. Contraindications
      4. Complications
      5. Procedure
  2. Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
    1. Capnometry (Colorimetric)
      1. Purpose
      2. Indication
      3. Procedure
      4. Limitation
        1. Essentially a “yes/no” confirmation of device placement
        2. Rapidly becomes inactivated with use, therefore must be periodically replaced for continuous monitoring
  3. Capnography waveforms
    1. Normal waveforms
    2. Hyperventilation
    3. Hypoventilation
    4. Curare Cleft
    5. Asthmatic patient (shark fin morphology)
    6. CHF and cardiac asthma
    7. Any others we’re missing
  4. Use of Capnography in detecting shock
  5. ROSC
  6. ET Confirmation
  7. Measuring CPR Quality
  8. The science behind Capnography (how it works)
  9. Oxygenation vs. ventilation
  10. The difference between Capnography and SpO2
  11. Capnography and V/Q Mismatch

 

Content Creator: Ariel Wai

CAPCE Course Number: 17-EMTP-F3-3301

Total CE Hours: 0.75

Level: Advanced

EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.