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.