By J. S. Gravenstein, Michael B. Jaffe, David A. Paulus

Lately capnography has won a foothold within the clinical box and is quick changing into a typical of care in anaesthesiology and demanding care medication. additionally, more moderen functions have emerged that have improved the software of capnographs in a few clinical disciplines. This new version of the definitive textual content on capnography experiences each element of this necessary diagnostic strategy. An introductory part summarises the elemental body structure of carbon dioxide iteration and shipping within the physique. A technical part describes how the tools paintings, and a finished scientific part reports using capnography to diagnose quite a lot of medical problems. Edited through the area specialists within the approach, and with over forty professional members, Capnography, moment version, is the main accomplished overview on hand at the software of capnography in healthiness care.

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Even in cardiac arrest, colorimetric CO2 devices provide useful information. When a positive result is obtained, the clinician can be assured that the endotracheal tube has been placed correctly [17]. When a negative result is obtained, the situation is more complex, and several things must be considered. Failure to obtain a color change during cardiac arrest can be an indicator of prolonged arrest time with poor pulmonary perfusion (low cardiac output), severe Â�ventilation–perfusion mismatch as in a massive pulmonary embolus, or a misplaced endotracheal tube [51].

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