By Sean Hulsman
Respiratory distress is a common EMS patient complaint and its cause is often difficult to pinpoint in the prehospital setting. Waveform capnography provides real-time data which helps providers determine the disease process involved in a patient’s shortness of breath. Read 5 Things To Know About Capnography and Respiratory Distress and take this quiz to test your knowledge.
About the Author:
Sean Hulsman, MEd, EMT-P is Director of Education at Twin City Ambulance Corporation in Western New York. He began his EMS career in 1992 and continues to teach and work in the field. You can contact Sean via his blog: Coarse Asystole.