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This Month: Waveform Analysis vs Assessment

About the Author

Troy Valente was born and raised in California and has lived in Northern Colorado since 2001 with his wife (a NICU nurse) and 2 kids. Troy started his EMS career in 2002 becoming a paramedic in 2006. Prior to that, he attended Pepperdine University and The University of Northern Colorado receiving a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a Sports Medicine minor.


EMS Capnography Video Series

Episode 1: What is Capnography?

In this video, Troy Valente shares an introduction to Capnography and its definitions and principles to understand its multiple uses for EMS.

Episode 2: Pulse Oximetry vs Waveform Capnography

In this video, Troy Valente discusses the distinction between EMS use cases of Pulse Oximetry versus Waveform Capnography.

Episode 3: Waveform Assessment

In this video, Troy Valente examines Waveform Assessment & High ETCO2.​

Episode 4: Waveform Analysis vs Assessment

In this video, Troy Valente discusses Waveform Analysis vs Assessment utilizing expiratory and inspiratory phases .​


EMS Capnography Related Videos

Video: Waveform Capnography

In this video, Mike McEvoy has a primer on basic waveform capnography, using a device to measure a patient’s exhaled carbon dioxide levels.

Video: CPAP Applications

In this video, Mike McEvoy discusses the use of disposable CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) masks, a method of assisting a patient’s respiration without intubation.


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