By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:

  • Recall the relationship between partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) in blood and partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PetCO2) levels.
  • Discuss the reason capnography is a rapid assessment of inadequate ventilation.
  • Discuss how capnography can reflect a reduction in cardiac output.
  • Describe the four key applications of capnography in patient monitoring.


1 contact hour California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 Category A CE Credit (ASRT) 

Target Audience

The course objectives specifically target nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and hospital education coordinators. Other medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.