Veterinary Capnography

Course Description

This self-study program is designed to provide an introduction to the use of capnography for veterinary professionals. Capnography is an integral tool to assist the clinician with in-depth patient assessment.

The measurement of end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) is currently the optimal method of noninvasively and continuously monitoring the adequacy of ventilation and circulation in veterinary patients. The EtCO2 monitor measures expired carbon dioxide and can be of value in the assessment of ventilation, metabolism and circulatory status.

This program will explore how capnography can assist the clinician in identifying clinical conditions that predispose veterinary patients to respiratory complications.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define EtCO2
  • Describe various clinical applications of EtCO2
  • Illustrate the relationship between PaCO2 and EtCO2
  • Identify common waveforms

Accreditation – Nursing

ICU Medical Clinical Education Provider Unit is approved for providing continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP 15005.


Accreditation – Respiratory

Select programs are approved for contact hour continuing respiratory care education (CRCE) credit by: American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX, 75063


Accreditation – Veterinary

ICU Medical ASD Inc. is a RACE (Registry of Approved Continuing Education) approved provider of Continuing Veterinary Education.  RACE Provider Number 50-30997


Non-Endorsement of Products

Approval as a provider refers only to this continuing education activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products.

Commercial Support  for these continuing education activities is provided by Smiths Medical A

Course Length
One hour


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