capnography

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capnography

 [kap-nog´grah-fe]
the measurement of inhaled and exhaled carbon dioxide concentrations, as recorded on a capnogram.

capnography

The measurement and graphic display of CO2 levels in the airways, which can be performed by infrared spectroscopy; capnography facilitates patient management by providing:
(1) Continuous and noninvasive monitoring of ventilation in critically ill patients; and
(2) Early detection of clinically significant changes in respiratory status, by displaying changes in the amount of CO2 and abnormal CO2 waveforms. Capnography can be used to detect an array of clinical conditions—e.g., extubation of respiratory support, hypotension or massive blood loss, emphysema, COPD, pulmonary embolism and others.

capnography

Capnometry Pulmonology The measurement and graphic display of CO2 levels in the airways, which can be performed by infrared spectroscopy; capnography facilitates Pt management by providing
1. Continuous and noninvasive monitoring of ventilation in critically ill Pts and.
2. Early detection of clinically significant changes in respiratory status by displaying changes in the amount of CO2 and abnormal CO2 waveforms; capnography can be used to detect a wide range of clinical conditions–eg, extubation of respiratory support, hypotension or massive blood loss, emphysema, COPD, pulmonary embolism, and others. See Infrared capnography.