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About Jennifer Rabjohns, MD

Emergency Medicine Resident
The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
6 02, 2019

End-Tidal CO2 in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

2019-02-07T13:20:06+00:00
Capnography in CPR

End-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) monitoring is a measure of metabolism, perfusion, and ventilation. In the ED, we typically think of a EtCO2 as a marker of perfusion and ventilation. However, EtCO2 is an extremely powerful surrogate for endotracheal tube (ETT) Position, CPR Quality, Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), Strategies for treatment, and Termination (of CPR). Do these letters look familiar? They should! In this post we take a deep dive into each of these potential uses of EtCO2 in the ED.

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