If you aren’t using waveform capnography where appropriate, you are not evaluating ventilation and gas exchange properly.
- It is a highly reliable way to evaluate CPR effectiveness and return of spontaneous circulation
- It can also be used as a prognosticator for cardiac arrest
- Capnography is probably the single most useful tool for monitoring patient status during procedural sedation
- Waveform capnography can be used as a marker of metabolic assessment
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