Different shapes of capnograms define different conditions of patients.
Here are some different capnograms that help you to identify your patient’s conditions.
Increasing EtCO2 (Hypoventilation)
- Decrease in Respiratory Rate & Tidal Volume
- Increase in Metabolic Rate
Decreasing EtCO2 (Hyperventilation)
- Increase in Respiratory Rate & Tidal Volume
- Fall in Body Temperature
- Faulty expiratory valve
- Inadequate inspiratory flow
- Insufficient expiratory time
- The patient is mechanically ventilated
- Depth of cleft is proportional to the degree of muscle relaxant
Accurate capnogram analysis requires a thorough understanding of respiratory physiology and waveform interpretation. Enhancing your skills and knowledge in this area will improve patient care and outcomes.
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