Capnography: What you Need to Know

Capnography: What you Need to Know 

In today's world, capnography is used for more than just ventilated patients. It captures end tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) in all 4 breathing phases, making it a valuable measurement in several areas of healthcare. These areas include, but are not limited to emergency departments, procedures, sedation, and analgesia events, as well as events in the field with first responders. ETCO2 is sometimes referred to as the "other" vital sign. Healthcare professionals, such as registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians should have a clear understanding of the values identified with ETCO2, as they can be used to improve outcomes of patient care. The dynamics of the relationship of improved ETCO2 readings via waveforms and digital readouts will be included in this presentation.

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Hours: 1.00
REL-RT-0-RT724X

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California Board of Registered Nursing

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

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DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

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Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

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Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

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This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

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American Association for Respiratory Care

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This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Approval #: 180525000
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care

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This module is approved for 1.00 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-RT724X
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define terminology related to capnography.
Describe the ventilation-perfusion relationship.
Discuss various configurations and techniques for measuring CO2.
Identify normal and abnormal values in capnometry.
Identify the phases of inspiration and exhalation on capnography waveforms.
Identify abnormal capnography waveforms and their potential causes.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Presentation

Capnography Terminology

Ventilation-Perfusion Relationship

Knowledge Check

Background on Monitors

Techniques for Measuring CO2 

Mainstream vs Sidestream

Values in Capnometry

Knowledge Check

Normal Waveforms

Phases and What They Mean

Knowledge Check

Potential Causes of Abnormal Waveforms

Sudden Loss of Waveform

Decreasing ETCO2

CPR Assessment

Sudden Increase in ETCO2

Hyperventilation

Hypoventilation

Bronchospasm

Decrease in ETCO2

Knowledge Check

Where We Use Capnography

Equipment

Section 3: Conclusion

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!


Instructor: Dara Legacy, MS, RRT, CRT, RCP
Ms. Legacy is the Director of Clinical Education for San Joaquin Valley College. She also sits on the advisory board for Columbia Southern University where she was a professor for the school for over four years. She brings over 17 years of respiratory therapy experience in a variety of clinical and academic settings. She earned a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration and teaches courses in advanced respiratory care including but not limited to: Pulmonary pathology, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary function Testing, respiratory pharmacology, neonatal intensive care, respiratory care procedures, and bedside teaching of respiratory techniques.  Disclosure: Dara Legacy, MS, RRT, CRT, RCP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has over 25 years of experience across a spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery center, higher education, and commercial organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff nurse and charge nurse positions; director of health services / school nurse for PK-12th grades; public health epidemiology and bioterrorism preparedness professional; Infection control practitioner; quality management specialist; organizational development specialist; and educator. Prior to joining Relias Learning as a SME and Content Writer, she provided clinical and healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has authored over 100 live and web-based educational presentations and articles on clinical, patient safety, regulatory, leadership, patient experience, and performance improvement topics. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2010. Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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