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“Capnography: It’s More Than Ventilation”

Physio-Control presents…

“Capnography: It’s More Than Ventilation”

Capnography continues to be an important tool in measuring expired CO2. Most recent ACLS guidelines now recommend using capnography to ascertain the effectiveness of chest compressions and duration of CPR.

This third webinar in the Cardiac Resuscitation Series will include an overview of ACLS guidelines regarding continuous waveform capnography, a discussion on physiology of CO2 production, transport and metabolism, and its effect on the ventilation/perfusion relationship. The clinical indicators for capnography will be discussed including the use of EtCO2 as a marker of perfusion for fluid responsiveness, CPR effectiveness, and identification of return of spontaneous circulation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the 2015 ACLS & BLS guidelines specific to continuous waveform capnography
  2. Discuss normal and abnormal V/Q relationships
  3. Describe capnography as an indicator of fluid responsiveness
  4. Discuss the integration of capnography into a resuscitation program


Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC, Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc., Seattle Washington

There is no cost for this program.

Target audience: Nursing, Respiratory Therapists

Continuing Education Credit:

  • Nursing: This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of Nursing credit. Saxe Healthcare Communications is accredited as a provider for continuing education. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing. Provider #14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.
  • Respiratory Therapy: This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.