Thank you! This was a wonderful article and helped me with a PP presentation I'm putting together. Btw, I'm a Bob Page Groupie! I went to his 12 lead classs and slap the cap 4 years ago and have been hooked since. Took them both again 2 years (my company had him come in to do them!). I have also seen his lectures, at JEMS, on sleep apnea, seizures and backboarding. The man is a genius!
Great resource. Bob Page was my paramedic instructor and when it comes to 12-leads and capnography, the man knows his stuff. Great teacher and great entertainer.
Learning how to fly a RC helicopter is a challenge within itself, and could never be fully taught over the internet or through some book. The best way to learn is to get real flying experience with an instructor at first, and then on your own later. You can find an instructor at a local RC airplane and helicopter club. RC airplane clubs are most common and exist in just about every state and country, and since most of them will have experience with planes they most likely will also know how to fly RC model helicopter s too. Shock and vibration-proof, this light has a sonically-sealed light polycarbonate lens and waterproof housing. Incredibly long-lasting, these leds are rated for 50,000 hours. Small but powerful, it's 2 diameter x 1 D and requires a 2.25 hole for installation. You can connect to device to a TV in order to play games on a bigger screen. A PS device is on the way.
Anxiety is a part of life for everyone. It is quite normal to feel anxious over certain circumstances however it becomes a problem when a person is anxious over seemingly small, trivial or non existent factors. This is known as an Anxiety Disorder and is a recognized mental illness. http://www.xanax-effects.com/
Great job: I especially enjoyed the excerpts from medical journals. Everything was relevant to the Medic's (as opposed to the anesthesiologist's) world, and that saved a lot of time. I'm definitely telling others in the field about your blog!
"Continuous Wave Form Capnography Versus Colorimetric CapnographyIn colorimetric capnography a filter attached to an ET tube changes color from purple to yellow when it detects carbon dioxide. This device has several drawbacks when compared to waveform capnography. It is not continuous, has no waveform, no number, no alarms, is easily contaminated, is hard to read in dark, and can give false readings.Paramedics should encourage their services to equip them with continuous wave form capnography."My question is this, Colorimetric devices are not considered true capnography devices, are they? Since capnography consists of both a constant numerical reading AND a wave form and the Colorimetric devices do not do either of those things, they cannot be considered a capnography devices. So after thinking this through I decided the Colorimetric must then be a capnometry device BUT the more I research capnometry readings they are also a continual numerical reading, which the Colorimetric is incapable of producing. Once the litmus paper in the Colorimetric device changes, there is no going back. Therefore, you cannot continue to use the Colorimetric device to ensure continually, proper ETT placement.I'm sure you may be asking why I have been pondering these issues! Well, it all goes back to the ever present charting and correctly identifying the equipment utilized. Please let me know your thoughts on this!
Thanks for putting together this material on capnography. Excellent info.
Post a Comment
A clearinghouse for information about capnography in the prehospital setting. Original material from the site may be copied and distributed for educational purposes. Last updated 12/29/2007
Capnography Web Resources
Capnography Textbook - Notes
10 Things Every Paramedic Should Know About Capnography
I have been a full-time paramedic since January of 1995 and am the author of the blog:
Street Watch: Notes of a Paramedic
View Complete Profile