Capnography and Sepsis in the Prehospital Environment
Join us November 5th for an introduction to Sepsis and the role capnography plays in its recognition in the prehospital environment. Sepsis is a significant cause of death and may be more frequently seen by prehospital providers than previously thought.
About the webinar:
This webinar will review recognition of sepsis, prehospital interventions that may affect patient outcomes, and how capnography could be a valuable tool in sepsis and other shock states. Contemporary protocols and new directions in recognition and management of sepsis will also be explored.
What you’ll learn:
- How capnography can help a paramedic detect sepsis
- How sepsis presents in patients
- What paramedics can do to help prevent early mortality in patients
- An overview of current research on the subject
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN is the EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County, New York and a Paramedic Supervisor for Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance. He is a nurse clinician in the cardiac surgery ICU at Albany Medical Center where he also teaches critical care medicine and chairs the hospital Resuscitation Committee.
Mike is the EMS editor for Fire Engineering magazine, chief medical officer and firefighter/paramedic for West Crescent Fire Department, and actively involved in fire, EMS and resuscitation research. He is an EMS Section board member for the International Association of Fire Chiefs and a lead author of the textbook “Critical Care Transport” and the “Informed” Pocket References (published by Jones & Bartlett). In his free time, Mike is an avid hiker and winter mountain climber.