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Key Societal Guidelines for Capnography During Sedation

More than 40 international societal guidelines now require or recommend capnography monitoring during procedural sedation to improve outcomes.1 The European and American Societies of Anesthesiologists independently gave capnography the highest rating of all monitoring parameters for level of evidence supporting its benefits. 2,3                         

Click here to view a 4-minute summary of key capnography guidelines for procedural sedation and click here to watch the full 15-minute video on key capnography guidelines across multiple environments. 

TOPIC: Respiratory Compromise

1. Apfelbaum JL, Horlocker TT, Agarkar M, et al. Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Respiratory Depression Associated with Neuraxial Opioid Administration An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Neuraxial Opioids and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. ANESTHESIOLOGY. 2016;124(3):535-552.
2. Hinkelbein J, Lamperti M, Akeson J, Santos J, Costa J, De Robertis E, Longrois D, Novak-Jankovic V, Petrini F, Struys MMRF, Veyckemans F, Fuchs-Buder T, Fitzgerald R. European Society of Anaesthesiology and European Board of Anaesthesiology guidelines for procedural sedation and analgesia in adults. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2017; 34:1–19 

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Greg Spratt BS RRT CPFT is a respiratory therapist and former Director of Market Development at Medtronic. Greg has over 25 years’ clinical experience working with respiratory compromise across the healthcare continuum, has published articles in numerous pulmonary journals and periodicals, and presented internationally on improving solutions for patients with breath difficulties.

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