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Clinical Evidence Guide: Capnography and Sepsis in the Emergency Department

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CLINICAL EVIDENCE GUIDE SEPSIS AND END-TIDAL CO 2 IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT US emergency departments (ED) treat approximately 571,000 patients annually for suspected severe sepsis. 1 Early recognition and timely intervention is key to improving outcomes in these patients. 2 End-tidal CO 2 (etCO 2 ) measurements via Microstream ™ capnography provide clinicians with a rapid, non-invasive indicator of sepsis-induced acidosis. 3

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