Improving in-hospital cardiac resuscitation

Case Studies in Capnography: So much more than ventilation



March 18th @12 PM ET; 11 AM CT; 9 AM PT


Featured Speaker


Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC

Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc.


Learning Objectives:

Faculty Bio:

Capnography provides continuous, dynamic assessment of the ventilatory status of patients. This modality can be a helpful monitoring adjunct as a marker of ventilation in patients with ventilation/perfusion (V/aQ) matching. Historically, the challenge in interpretation of capnography values has been in patients experiencing V/Q mismatch, specifically patients with pneumonia, ARDS, pulmonary embolism, low cardiac output states and cardiac arrest. This webinar will provide various challenging clinical situations and how capnography can be interpreted and applied to improve outcomes.


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss case examples of normal and abnormal V/Q relationships
  2. Describe capnography as an indicator of fluid responsiveness
  3. Discuss the integration of capnography into resuscitation


Nicole Kupchik has practiced as a critical care nurse for over twenty years. In 2008, Nicole lead a team that implemented a formalized Sepsis program at Harborview Medical Center that led to a reduction in mortality, hospital length of stay and a significant cost avoidance.  For this collaborative efforts, she was awarded three Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership awards.

Continuing Education for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and EMS Professionals

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Car. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032. This continuing education activity is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CAPCE)


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