The Introduction to Capnography course offers an overview of the basic principles of capnography. Understanding the range of normal values, or capnometry, in conjunction with interpreting etCO2 monitoring, or capnography, is integral in assessing the quality of patient ventilation for the intubated and the non-intubated patient.

This course begins with a review of the tracheobronchial tree, end-tidal CO2, SpO2, and the difference between oxygenation and ventilation. Definitions of common terms used in capnography will also be reviewed during this healthcare training. Additionally, this healthcare course introduces the technology available for monitoring CO2 removal during breathing and assessing a patient’s ventilatory status.

Finally, the four phases of the exhalation cycle are presented with their corresponding waveforms. An opportunity to identify normal and abnormal waveforms and interpret the data provided by capnographic waveforms will also be provided.

Approximate course length: 3 hours

To register for a class please contact

Northern Colorado Training Institute, Inc.
10190 Bannock Street, Suite 100
Northglenn, CO 80260
Phone: (800) 276-0274
Fax : (800) 881-0266