The use of a capnography as a monitoring tool can be beneficial for most patients in the pre-hospital setting, according to an editorial on

The use of waveform capnography as a monitoring and diagnostic tool extends far beyond airway management and cardiac arrest.

Whether it is used as a basic means of tracking respiratory rate, or used to evaluate a patient’s overall metabolic function, capnography is a valuable addition to patient care. As the technology surrounding capnography monitoring advances, this diagnostic tool should become even easier to use with every patient, on every call.