Since the introduction of the 12-Lead EKG to EMS in the late 90’s has there been a more important piece of equipment then capnography? Your cardiac monitor with capnography capability has all the tools you need to find out the patient’s problem, determine a course of treatment and more importantly determine if that treatment is working.

Just like teaching 12-Leads, teaching the finer points of capnography can be a challenge. As an instructor you need to develop content and prepare to be creative, dynamic and fluid in your teaching style for students to gain an understanding and working knowledge of this powerful tool.

  1. Preparation
  2. Capnography lesson plan objectives
  3. Capnography hands-on skills
  4. Keep building knowledge and confidence