Why introducing waveform capnography can help EMTs grow

Our cohosts tackle a contentious topic – including waveform capnography into the EMT Scope of Practice; do you agree?


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Inside EMS cohosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson respond to the social media discussion on a recent EMS1 article: "Should waveform capnography be in the EMT scope of practice?"

The comments on the topic were divided:

  • "If you can bag or insert an airway, you should be able to use ETCO2. As others have said, it’s a fantastic tool for all levels of clinical practice."
  • "They need to be good at what is already in their scope of practice and most of the aren’t. They’re just medic dependent."
  • "... Why is this even a question? Absolutely yes."

Our cohosts discuss how to train EMTs for this skill and how to make it a reality in the educational process. Chris offers his take on the topic and suggests that nothing needs to be added to the EMT curriculum; instead, he believes it's the responsibility of the agency to teach this skill. 

What do you think? Listen to Chris and Kelly's conversation and leave us your thoughts in the comments below. 

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