Capnography: Principles and Application – Capnography, the monitoring of ETCO2 and the capnographic waveform is currently used in many areas of the hospital. Understanding the clinical application of CO2 monitoring is important when utilizing this technology. This presentation will describe the various methods of CO2 monitoring and the physiology of ventilation-perfusion relationships. Describe the aspects of the normal capnogram, clinical interpretation of ETCO2 values, analyzing the capnogram and appropriate clinical interventions.
Describe the advantages of mainstream vs. sidestream CO2 technology.
Discuss normal and abnormal ventilation/perfusion relationships.
Identify and discuss the phases of a normal capnogram.
Discuss the ETCO2/PaCO2 gradient and its clinical application.
Interpret abnormal capnograms and clinical interventions.
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