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  • n. The monitoring of the concentration or partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the respiratory gases, generally during anaesthesia and intensive care.


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  • It's called capnography, and it measures how much carbon dioxide is being expelled with each breath.

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  • To ensure Hospira's PCA technology remains a market leader, the company is investing to provide additional cutting-edge patient safety features, such as capnography monitoring designed to detect early respiratory depression and sophisticated clinical-decision support tools to help improve patient outcomes.


  • Just last week, the AHA published course materials to teach emergency personnel how to use capnography.

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  • White says that before the use of capnography, the only way of assessing blood flow to vital organs was by feeling for a pulse or by looking for dilated pupils.

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  • But one of the flight nurses who came with the emergency helicopter had been trained in capnography.

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  • OK, that last data stream there is the capnography.

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  • Next year, the fire department in Brook Park, Ohio will have five new capnography machines - compared to the one they have now.

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  • Without the information from capnography, he says it would have been reasonable to stop CPR - and Snitzer would have likely died.

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  • First responders didn't give up on him, thanks in part to capnography, a technology that let them know Snitzer still had a chance of coming back.

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  • He said the introduction of capnography to more ICUs would require "modest cost" and some training of nurses and those doctors who are not familiar with its use.

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