While pulse oximetry tells you about your patient’s oxygenation status, capnography tells you about their ventilatory status. In fact, capnography can alert you to declines in respiratory function much faster than pulse oximetry, which makes it a wonderful tool in sedated patients or those recovering from surgery. In this podcast episode, learn the basics of capnography monitoring and how it helps keep patients safe.

Check out Episode 89 for more information about oxygenation, which is actually a complex concept for many students to master (but not you!). https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/podcast89/

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Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/capnography-etco2/