This Month: Waveform Analysis vs Assessment
Inaccurate cuff pressure can lead to tracheal stenosis, ischemia and pressure ulcers, underlining the need for vigilant monitoring and adjustments.
In the fast-paced world of prehospital emergency medicine, mastering trauma airway management is an indispensable skill for EMTs and paramedics.
When intubating a patient, it is important the EMS provider regulates his or her own breathing.
EMS Capnography Video Series
Episode 1: What is Capnography?
An introduction to Capnography and its definitions and principles to understand its multiple uses for EMS.
Episode 2: Pulse Oximetry vs Waveform Capnography
The distinction between EMS use cases of Pulse Oximetry versus Waveform Capnography is outlined.
Episode 3: Waveform Assessment
An examination of Waveform Assessment & High ETCO2.
Episode 4: Waveform Analysis vs Assessment
Learn about Waveform Analysis vs Assessment utilizing expiratory and inspiratory phases .
About the Presenter
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 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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