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Capnography: The "Other" Vital Sign...

For many years taking your patients vital has been a standard of practice in all areas of healthcare, from pre-hospital to extended care, and everywhere in between. In today’s world of advanced medical education and technology a new vital sign is gaining popularity in patient care settings. Capnography…

In earlier years capnography was widely misunderstood by healthcare workers. It was believed by many that capnography was intended to estimate their patients’ PaCO2.…

Added by J. D'Urbano, RRT on December 9, 2010 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

A Cuff Leak or a Leak Around the Cuff?

Recently, a colleague approached me with a situation that I actually run into fairly regularly, especially with some of the younger

RT’s. This colleague, one who is still a fairly ‘young’ RT, told me

that one of his intubated patients’ has a cuff leak and asked me if I

would assist him with the pilot balloon repair kit. He’s never actually

used one and was a little uncomfortable. I’m always willing to lend a

helping hand, especially to those who are still willing to… Continue

Added by J. D'Urbano, RRT on December 7, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Capnography - The "Other" Vital Sign (Part-1)

Capnography refers to the amount and concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) measured in exhaled gas. But to understand capnography you must first understand that oxygenation and ventilation are two entirely different parameters. While it’s true that they are both related to the respiratory system the two parameters are not related, nor is one affected by the other because they are referring to two very different mechanisms. Oxygenation refers to the amount of oxygen… Continue

Added by J. D'Urbano, RRT on December 31, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

Conscious Sedation Certification Course Online

Conscious Sedation Consulting in association with the Plus Company has developed and online certification course for all members of the sedation team.

This comprehensive didactic training course consists of 10 in-depth modules that cover all aspects of the administration of conscious (moderate) sedation and analgesia. Designed for the non-anesthesia health care provider.


The course video is accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME)… Continue

Added by Randy Pigg on April 24, 2009 at 10:56pm — No Comments


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