UMEM Educational Pearls

  • Many clinicians use end-tidal CO2 to monitor respirations during procedural sedation or mechanical ventilation
  • Typically either the presence (or absence) of a "normal" waveform or the quantitative value is used, however a lot more information can be gathered from the actual shape of the waveform; below are a few examples.
  • For more examples of interpreting waveforms, click HERE.


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