Capnography in EMS Videos


Capnography uses in EMS related to Ventilation:

  • Bronchoconstriction (Asthma, COPD)
  • Pulmonary Edema – CPAP
  • Hypoventilation (Overdose, Sedation)
  • Hyperventilation (Head Injuries, Anxiety)
  • Airway Management (BVM, ETT, Rescue Devices)


Capnography uses in EMS related to Perfusion and Metabolism:

  • Perfusion
    • Effectiveness of Chest Compressions
    • Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC)
    • Pacing
    • Hypoperfusion (Tachycardia’s, Shock States)
  • Metabolism
    • Termination of Efforts
    • Sepsis
    • DKA


A look at capnography technology and monitor review.