Course Description
Capnography, the monitoring of ETCO2 and the capnographic waveform is currently used in many areas of the hospital. Understanding the clinical application of CO2 monitoring is important when utilizing this technology. This presentation will describe the various methods of CO2 monitoring and the physiology of ventilation-perfusion relationships. Describe the aspects of the normal capnogram, clinical interpretation of ETCO2 values, analyzing the capnogram and appropriate clinical interventions.

Learning Objectives
• Describe the advantages of mainstream vs. sidestream CO2 technology
• Discuss normal and abnormal ventilation/perfusion relationships
• Identify and discuss the phases of a normal capnogram
• Discuss the ETCO2/PaCO2 gradient and its clinical application
• Interpret abnormal capnograms and clinical interventions

Expiration Date: 10-01-2019

CE Credit
This course is approved for 1.0 CE credit(s).
This free CE activity for Respiratory Therapists is provided by Philips Learning Center and accredited by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
Before You Begin

Register for a free account at Philips Learning Center. An AARC ID is not needed but if you have one, remember to include it as part of your respiratory ceus

  • View the webinar/flash presentation
  • Take and pass the Post-Test/Evaluation. A score of at least 90% is required to receive CE credit
  • Once completed, remember to print your online certificate

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