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CPR mobile code stand with capnograph at Brigham and Women's Hospital

CPR Mobile Code Stand


At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, a mobile code stand equipped with a portable capnograph follows the anesthesiologist. The capnograph unit is switched on as soon as a code call is initiated. By the time the code team reaches the code area, the capnograph unit is functionally ready. The capnograph not only confirms endotracheal intubation, but also monitors the efficacy of CPR. The code stand is also fitted with a video laryngoscope to facilitate visual intubation in difficult intubations.

CPR Mobile Code Stand 


Cpr code stand with capnography


Another Version of Code Stand


Cpr code stand with capnography


Capnograms during CPR. A: blips of CO2 during CPR. The aim should be to achieve end-tidal PCO2 of 20 mm Hg. At the least, the wave form height should be above 10 to 15 mm Hg during CPR. B: A sudden raise in end-tidal CO2 indicates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).

capnograms during CPR





Capnography Everywhere

The following presentation is provided by Dr David K Whitaker FFARCS. This theme of this lecture presentation is based on his editorial 'Capnography Everywhere' in Anaesthesia 2011;6:544-9. Pdf presentation of the lecture given at Difficult Airway Society Meeting at Nottingham 2011. 

Pdf presentation of "Capnography - the future: You know it makes sense: 

Capnography outside the operating rooms - New 2013

This is an educational article published in Anesthesiology January 2013 written by me on "Capnography outside the operating rooms". This is published under the section of Clinical Concepts Commentary and highlights the current and future role of capnography outside the operating rooms. This is a free article from the January issue of Anesthesiology 2013


Capnography Outside the Operating Rooms

Anesthesiology. 118(1):192-201, January 2013.

doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318278c8b6

There is an increasing awareness in the value of capnography to monitor airway integrity and ventilation outside of the operating rooms and intensive care units. Its utility in guiding chest compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been recognized.

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