capnography is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + Mobile powered by Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

Taber’s Online

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(kap″nog′ră-fē )

[Gr. kapnos, smoke + -graphy]
Continuous recording of the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in inhaled and exhaled air. Measurements of the level of (CO2) are used to ensure that airway adjuncts (such as endotracheal tubes) are correctly placed in the trachea (and not in the esophagus) of a mechanically ventilated patient.
The American Heart Association 2010 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Guidelines recommend the use of continuous quantitative waveform capnography in all patients who have suffered cardiac arrest to evaluate both the quality of chest compressions and to indicate the return of a patient's spontaneous circulation.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

TY - ELEC T1 - capnography ID - 731235 PB - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731235/all/capnography ER -