Download this EMS1 capnography equipment buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation
By far, one of the greatest integrations into the clinical repertoire for both EMT and paramedic providers over the past decade has been capnography.
If your patient has breathing problems, then acquiring a capnograph – at the very least – is just as important as acquiring a 12-lead ECG is for a chest pain patient. It's diagnostic and it tells us which direction to head toward in terms of our patient's prehospital clinical care.
Making the decision to either integrate or upgrade your capnography equipment can be a lofty one. Adding in the necessary training that comes with capnograph interpretation, purchasing your capnography equipment extends far beyond the stock room and well into the classroom.
This EMS1 guide to buying capnography equipment and devices is intended as a starting point for the purchasing process. Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before purchasing
- Implementations considerations
- Questions to ask vendors
- Company directory