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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 61

of 'Carbon dioxide monitoring (capnography)'

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Capnography for procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department.
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Krauss B, Hess DR
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Ann Emerg Med. 2007;50(2):172.
 
Although it is standard of care for patient safety monitoring in anesthesia, capnography is not routinely used for emergency department procedural sedation and analgesia. We discuss the use of capnography as a diagnostic monitoring modality for procedural sedation and analgesia, focusing on the physiology and interpretation of the CO2 waveform and recognition of normal, abnormal, and drug-induced ventilatory patterns.
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Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA. baruch.krauss@childrens.harvard.edu
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