Definitions

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  • n. An instrument that measures the amount of carbon dioxide in a gas (especially expired breath) and displays it continuously

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Examples

  • For Howard Snitzer, a 54-year-old chef from Goodhue, Minn., a capnograph kept his rescuers from giving up.

    96 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

  • Readings displayed on the capnograph brought by the Mayo team indicated the air coming out of Mr. Snitzer's lungs had healthy levels of carbon dioxide—strong evidence that CPR was effectively moving oxygenated blood to his brain and other organs.

    96 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

  • The capnograph, which measures carbon dioxide being expelled from the mouth of the patient, can tell rescuers when further efforts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, are futile or whether they should be continued.

    96 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

  • But as he learned about the quick response from rescue workers and how the signals from the capnograph convinced them not to quit, he said: I'm a regular guy.

    96 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

  • When Mr. Goodman and his co-workers hooked Mr. Snitzer up to the capnograph upon their arrival, they were impressed with his CO2: It was in the low 30s.

    96 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

  • We recommend that a capnograph is used for all patients receiving help with breathing on ICU.

    BBC News - Home

  • According to the Royal College of Anaesthetists, using a capnograph may avoid over 70% of breathing-related deaths on UK intensive care wards.

    BBC News - Home

  • A capnograph can detect problems as soon as they occur and immediately alert staff to intervene.

    BBC News - Home

  • We recommend that a capnograph is used for all patients receiving help with breathing on ICU

    BBC News - Home

  • Oridion is a long-standing leader in the capnography market, with such historical contributions as self-calibrating capnograph monitors, Uni-junction ™ oral-nasal sampling, and its unique Smart Capnography ™ decision-support capabilities offered through its Microstream® technology.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

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