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“Assessing Ventilation & Blood Flow With Capnography”

Philips* presents a program in the Better Outcomes webinar series…”Assessing Ventilation & Blood Flow With Capnography”

Capnography has the unique ability to aid clinicians in assessing both ventilation and blood flow.  In this program, a review of the physiology that allows exhaled CO2 to monitor ventilation and perfusion is presented.  The emphasis in this program is using capnography to prevent over-sedation and monitoring of blood flow. Due to the ability to assess both ventilation and perfusion, capnography has been called the “15 second vital sign.”  In the midst of the pandemic, capnography has shown to detect severe respiratory failure (hypercarbia) and pulmonary emboli due to the clotting disorders in COVID. Actual clinical patient examples are used to illustrate the value of capnography in patient assessment.  The use of capnography is likely to continue to grow throughout the hospital, outpatient and pre-hospital settings.

Learning Objectives | After this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recall the relationship between PaCO2 and PetCO2 levels
  2. Discuss how the reason why capnography is a rapid assessment of inadequate ventilation and perfusion
  3. Discuss how capnography can reflect a patient at risk for over-sedation
  4. Describe how to use capnography in monitoring blood flow

Presenter: Tom Ahrens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN  |  Research Scientist  |  Barnes Jewish Hospital

Target Audience:  Nursing & EMS Professionals & Respiratory Therapists

Continuing Education for Nurses & Respiratory Therapists  |  This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032. This continuing education activity is pending approval by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)

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