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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Anesthesia - July 2017

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3 2 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U LY 2 0 1 7 C apnography identifies potential respiratory events well before you have the sneaking suspicion that something seems amiss. Without the monitoring modality, critical minutes may pass before you notice the patient is experiencing hypoventilation, airway obstruction or obstructive sleep apnea that could lead to respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, hypoxic brain injury and even death. Nothing beats the close observation of expert nurses and anesthesia providers, but even your most attentive caregivers would benefit from being backed up by capnography. Monitoring of end tidal CO 2 is an essential patient safety practice your facility shouldn't be without. Peggy Lange, BA, RRT | St. Cloud, Minn. The Case for Capnography • BIG PICTURE Continuous capnography offers a complete analysis of a patient's ventilation, perfusion and metabolism. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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