Monitoring gaseous exchange: implications for nursing care.

  title={Monitoring gaseous exchange: implications for nursing care.},
  author={Susan Martin and Michael Wilson},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  volume={15 1},
The purpose of this study is to examine whether a relationship exists between arterial and end-tidal carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2 and PETCO2 respectively) in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), and what the implications it has for nursing care. PaCO2 and PETCO2 are indicators of ventilatory adequacy which is an important aspect of respiratory… CONTINUE READING