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Introduction to Capnography - 221

Presenter: H. William Gottschalk, DDS
  • DDS, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1981
  • Anesthesia Residency, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dentist Anesthesiologists
  • Private Practice
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, USC School of Dentistry
  • Disclosure: none

Course Description

Capnography is the measurement of carbon dioxide in expired air. As it is the most accurate and efficient method to monitor ventilation, it has now become the standard of care for all levels of office-based anesthesia or sedation. This course will ready the dental practitioner to correctly interpret the valuable information that capnography provides. 

Course Objectives

  • describe and interpret capnography tracings
  • discuss respiratory physiology in the context of anesthesia delivery
  • recognize the effects of narcotics on the respiratory center 

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