EMS Continuing Education Course Provides Deeper Understanding of Capnography
Due to the increased use of capnography in the EMS community over the past decade, having an understanding of this tool has become even more important. Capnography is the measurement of carbon dioxide concentrations in exhaled air and is meant to provide valuable information that can help EMS professionals save lives.
TargetSolutions’ “EMS Capnography” training course for EMS continuing education is comprised of 11 learning modules and a 10-question exam. The 60-minute course, which discusses capnography, the use of capnograms in the EMS industry, and a variety of conditions that benefit from a capnographic reading, has recently undergone enhancements for updated content and multimedia.
Objectives of this course include:
- Recognizing the relevance of end-tidal CO2 as a prognostic tool
- Explaining how to use capnography as a means for determining end-tidal CO2 detection and how to interpret the different levels
- Analyzing the reasons for using capnography
- Discussing the basics of carbon dioxide, how it functions in the body, and the causes for increased and decreased end-tidal CO2 levels