Capnography in Critical Care

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."


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