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.

Reducing the incidence of respiratory compromise during procedural sedation

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.