By Sean Hulsman
EMS is constantly reaping the benefits of advances in technology. Pulse oximetry, 12-lead ECG, and even video laryngoscopes have found their way onto ambulances and have changed the practice of prehospital medicine. Capnography is another important advance, and a solid understanding of what it reveals about our patients can mean the difference between quality care and respiratory arrest. Read 5 things to know about capnography and take this quiz to test your knowledge of capnography.
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.