Capnography - The Fifth Vital Sign



Many Montana providers have heard of capnography and it's many uses, but haven't integrated it into daily practice.            

Perhaps it was not part of your original training program. Either way we are here to demystify this essential tool. 

First used in the early 20th century and for many years by our colleagues  in anesthesia and the operating room routine use of end tidal waveform capnography is a relative new comer to the emergency and resuscitation medicine world. As early adopters of the technology in the emergency medicine setting, EMS professionals are identifying more and more ways to use capnography for goal directed therapy. 

Who should take this course

This six hour comprehensive capnography course is designed for advanced life support providers and resuscitation specialists. It is particularly appropriate for physicians, paramedics, and nurses who work in the emergency medicine setting. 

What is covered

In this interactive lecture, lab, and scenario based six hour course participants will receive the following;

  • Review of pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Gas laws and the basics of diffusion
  • Practical Acid Base - what you really need to know
  • History of Capnography
  • Review of technology
  • Airway lab practice
  • Injuries and Capnography
  • Illnesses and Capnogprahgy
  • Case studies
  • Written exam


6.0 hours Airway/Respiration/Ventilation CEUs awarded.   This course is approved for UMBC CCEMT-P and BCCTPC FP-C renewal hours.

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