Applications/Clinical uses of Capnography

Clinical uses of capnography

Bhavani Shankar Kodali MD

PETCO2 as an estimate of PaC02 Detection of pulmonary air embolism
Adequacy of spontaneous respiration Pulmonary thrombo-embolism
Integrity of anesthetic apparatus Venous C02 embolism
Adjustments of fresh gas flow rates (FGF) in rebreathing systems
Hypermetabolic states
Accidental esophageal intubation Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Blind nasal intubation High frequency jet ventilation (HFJV)
Proper positioning of double lumen-tubes (a-ET)PC02 and PEEP
LMA and Capnography Incidental Applications

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