The American Heart Association has deemed Capnography the gold standard for many years in assessing circulatory status and confirming ETT placement. But we aren’t just applying it to assessing the severity of respiratory distress and longer; we use it for post anesthesia, assessing the efficiency of compressions during CPR, monitor patients on magnesium drips, and many more applications. This presentation goes through how ETC02 is created, exhaled and step-by-step method for analyzing wave-forms and assessing the respiratory and circulatory status of your patient.
Instructed by Janet Taylor, RN, NREMT-B – Flight Nurse, Life Flight Eagle
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