Saving Lives

Improving cardiac resuscitation

Case Studies in Capnography:
So much more than ventilation


This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the webinar, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have successfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately.


Learning Objectives:

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


Continuing Education for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists

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.


Support for this educational activity from Stryker

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