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By Polly E. Parsons MD

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Hypoventilation and rebreathing cause increased ETCO2, whereas hyperventilation and ventilation/perfusion mismatching produce decreased ETCO2. , hypoperfusion, embolism, grossly impaired diffusion) will the PETCO2 fail to accurately 26 PULSE OXIMETRY AND CAPNOGRAPHY reflect the state of the arterial carbon dioxide levels (PaCO2). Because this gradient between end-tidal and arterial CO2 reflects a greater degree of inefficient ventilation, the respiratory system must make up for this inefficiency by increasing the minute ventilation (via increased tidal volume or respiratory rate) to maintain clearance of the body’s CO2 production.

13. How is asystole treated? In brief: 1. Rapidly determine whether there is any evidence that resuscitation should not be attempted. 2. Perform CPR and confirm the absence of electrical cardiac activity (a flatline in an ECG may be due to technical mistakes). Rotate the monitoring leads 90 degrees (if using pads/ paddles) and maximize the amplitude to detect fine VF (if present,defibrillation should be performed immediately). Verify the absence of pulses at the carotid or femoral artery. 3. Every 5 minutes, administer atropine 1 mg (up to 3 mg) to counter any vagal activity and epinephrine 1 mg to increase myocardial perfusion.

Without support from a mechanical ventilator, patients with paradoxic respirations will eventually develop respiratory muscle fatigue, hypoxemia, and hypoventilation. 6. What supplemental tests are useful in evaluating the respiratory system? Although all tests should be individualized to the particular clinical situation, arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, pulse oximetry, and chest radiography rapidly provide useful information at a relatively low cost-benefit ratio. 7. What therapy should be considered immediately in a patient with obvious respiratory failure?

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