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Capnography

Capnography and the interpretation of numeric and waveform data is a mainstay for EMTs and paramedics in prehospital patient assessment and monitoring. The capnography topic focuses on the critical role of capnography, product development, research and EMS training.

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Exploring physical, chemical and alternate restraint considerations in agitated patients
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The EMS crew was about to administer epinephrine, “only they hadn’t noticed what I had; the patient’s heart rate was 268”
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From assessing to intervening, this quiz covers vital airway management scenarios to ensure you’re equipped to handle emergencies confidently.
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Conquer stressful calls, identify treatment challenges and pitfalls, and use technology to its best potential to save lives this summer and beyond
Five options for exchanging the SGA for an endotracheal tube
From vocal cords to alveoli, and mmHg to Lpm: Test your airway knowledge
Help student paramedics identify CHF, Curare cleft and ROSC in capnography waveforms, and develop a treatment plan
Fluid, dosing and airway considerations to prevent RV ischemia
POCUS, ECG and assessment findings to look for to avoid the RV spiral of death
Put your rales, rhonchi and stridor expertise to the test
“GCS <8; intubate” may be endangered, but not totally deserving of extinction
Video: Watch all of the elements of the chain of survival come together
Waveform capnography provides a non-invasive, accurate assessment of a patient’s ventilatory status
Assessing for the 5 things that can kill people emergently when they suffer major trauma
Another tool in the diagnostician’s briefcase
Dr. Joelle Donofrio-Odmann discusses diseases of the upper and lower airways
An initial visual assessment can identify threats to you and your patient before you narrow down a differential diagnosis
The GO2VENT by Vortran is a gas-powered device worth considering for disaster plans
Dr. Al Lulla breaks down an area where we can improve outcomes
Takeaways from the 90-plus posters on display at this year’s National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting
Learn what the guidelines say about titration, selecting a sedation agent and monitoring sedation
Always keep the patient’s context in mind in any situation when you’re utilizing waveform capnography
Louisville Metro EMS Major Chis Lokits joins to discuss the future of paramedic intubation, as well his agency’s part in the DoD’s prehospital airway clinical trial
Our cohosts tackle a contentious topic – including waveform capnography into the EMT Scope of Practice; do you agree?