End-tidal carbon dioxide

  title={End-tidal carbon dioxide},
  author={Ryan J Vealey and Laura B. Hemmer},
widely used in the adult and paediatric intensive care setting, and has been found to be an accurate method of estimating PaCO2 in term infants, however, it has not been widely accepted in NICU as it provides only a rough estimation of PaCO2 in infants with significant lung disease. EtCO2 detectors measure the levels of carbon dioxide in exhaled breath. EtCO2 is the carbon dioxide at its maximum level at the end of expiration. A good end-tidal plateau in exhaled PaCO2 usually represents… 

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