Capnography Use In The Emergency Department
Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department Of Emergency Medicine
Keywords: capnography, emergency, end tidal CO2
Capnography is the measurement of carbon dioxide partial pressure from the airway during respiration. This non-invazive method can provide us real-time information on metabolism, perfusion and ventilation. Current emergency guidelines are suggesting the use of capnograph for confirming endotracheal intubation. Moreover, it has the potential to be use in many different clinical situations in the emergency department. Aim of this review is to discuss the clinical applications of capnography in the emergency department.