By Sean Hulsman
Running a cardiac arrest is arguably one of the most stressful experiences an EMS provider can have. There are many tasks to complete and interventions to monitor. The scene is often charged with emotion.
However, when all is said and done it’s the C-A-B approach which makes or breaks the treatment: high quality compressions, airway control and monitoring, and good ventilation. Routine use of capnography during resuscitation provides information on each piece of the C-A-B puzzle. Read 5 things to know about capnography in cardiac arrest and then take this quiz to test your understanding of capnography in cardiac arrest.
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.