A commentary published by EMS1.com details the steps and knowledge that emergency medical service leaders should know about the use of capnography.

The article stressed the importance of:

  • The use of capnography an additional vital sign to help inform clinicians in making precise diagnoses and employing appropriate management and treatment
  • How to read the capnogram
  • The indications for use of capnography, including CPR, Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC), monitoring sedated or intubated patients, and more.
  • And the use of capnography as a “transcendent technology” for EMS, as it has changed the way providers diagnose, manage, treat and also determine whether treatment is working.