Capnography monitoring may improve patient safety during procedural sedation

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=])

Clinical society guidelines for capnography monitoring

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.