Continuous monitoring improves detection of respiratory compromise on the floor([FOOTNOTE=Sun Z, Sessler DI, Dalton JE, et al. Postoperative Hypoxemia Is Common and Persistent: A Prospective Blinded Observational Study. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2015;121(3):709-715.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Capnography monitoring may help improve patient safety during PSA by reducing the rate of sedation-related adverse respiratory events.([FOOTNOTE=Saunders R, Struys M, Pollock RF, Mestek M, Lightdale JR. Patient safety during procedural sedation using capnography monitoring: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2017;7(6):e013402],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
There is a growing wave of clinical societies recommending continuous capnography monitoring, along with pulse oximetry, to alert you to changes in oxygenation and ventilation — two key factors in identifying respiratory compromise in its early stages.
Organization have recently released statements and recommendation for the use of capnography monitoring during procedural sedation.
See the evidence supporting the utilization of continuous EtCO2 monitoring on the floor
Review the clinical evidence that supports the utility of additional monitoring of ventilatory status with capnography to reduce the incidence of respiratory depression and hypoxemia during sedation.