Utility of Prehospital Quantitative End Tidal CO2?


INTRODUCTION End tidal CO2 (ETCO2) has been established as a standard for confirmation of an airway, but its role is expanding. In certain settings ETCO2 closely approximates the partial pressure of arterial CO2 (PaCO2) and has been described as a tool to optimize a patient's ventilatory status. ETCO2 monitors are increasingly being used by EMS personnel to… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X12001768