Auteur: Hamilton Medical
Of the two distinct types of capnography - conventional, time-based and volumetric capnography - the latter has emerged as the preferred method for assessing the quality and quantity of ventilation. Volumetric capnography improves, simplifies and complements patient monitoring in relation to metabolism and the Ventilation/Perfusion ratio (V/Q), and provides information about the homogeneity or heterogeneity of the lungs. It has multiple clinical applications, including PEEP management, assessing the effectiveness of a recruitment maneuver, and detecting early signs of pulmonary emboli, COPD and ARDS.
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