If you aren’t using waveform capnography where appropriate, you are not evaluating ventilation and gas exchange properly.

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  • 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

PMID 25400399 , 25643651 , 27157439 , 26830353

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