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Title: End-tidal capnography provides reliable ventilatory monitoring for non-intubated patients presenting after sedative overdose to the emergency department.
Authors: Millane, Teri;Greene, Shaun L;Rotella, Joe-Anthony;Leang, Yit Hung
Affiliation: Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Austin Toxicology Service, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 26-Nov-2019
EDate: 2019
Citation: Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA 2019; online first: 26 November
Abstract: To assess the ability of end-tidal capnography to provide continuous ventilatory monitoring in sedated, non-intubated ED patients following sedative overdose. Observational study undertaken in a tertiary hospital ED. Patient ventilation was assessed using capnography over 60 min. Capnography provided uninterrupted monitoring for 99% of total study time. Capnography detected all episodes of hypoxia detected by SpO2 monitoring. Changes in capnography preceded 70% of hypoxic episodes detected by SpO2 . There were no major adverse events or incidents of device failure. Capnography provided reliable measurement of ventilatory function in sedated non-intubated, poisoned ED patients.
DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13418
ORCID: 0000-0002-7423-2467
PubMed URL: 31773898
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: monitoring
non-invasive ventilation
patient safety
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