This is a new page where I will archive the What's New page.
April 16, 2007
Interesting Article from Respiratory Care(2007 Apr;52(4):423-442)
Should Every Mechanically Ventilated Patient Be Monitored With Capnography From Intubation to Extubation
"The pro position is supported by the physiology of the V/Q relationship in the lung and capnography's ability to prevent airway mishaps. On the other hand, the con position is supported by literature that brings into question the relationship between PETCO2 and PACO2 in the clinical setting."
April 6, 2007
Check out this letter exchange in the March Respiratory Care concerning the accuracy of the nasal ETCO2 cannulas. It brings up some concerns I have had about the accuracy of the nasal cannula versus the intubated filterline.
Two new interesting strips in the April 2007 Log.
March 27, 2007
10 Things Every Paramedic Should Know About Capnography has been updated, including new sections on CHF, the Hypoxic Drive, and Sedated Intubated Patients, as well as adding clarifications and cautions on other topics. I have labeled this version 6.0 and will probably be doing some minor rewrites periodically, and will label those 6.1, 6.2 etc. I also hope to put the document in a word file and make it available for download. I hope to do that within a week.
March 26, 2007
New Web link:
Capnography/capnometry during mechanical ventilation: 2003 revision and update.
Check the March log for an excellent comment revieved from a reader on the CHF/COPD wave form question:
March 2007 Log
March 19, 2007
Two New web links:
Capnography Research in Asthma
One new study:
Mainstream versus Sidestream Monitoring in the PACU
To read my notes from Bob Page's "Slap the Cap" Cagnography Presentation and other highlights from the JEMS Conference, as well as recent calls, go to the March log.
March 2007 Log