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Four Reasons Why Intubation During Cardiac Arrest Doesn't Always Work

Learn the reasons why intubating a cardiac arrest patient won't always ensure positive patient outcome.

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Color Ranges of a Typical Colorimetric Device

End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) can be measured by colorimetry and capnography. Colorimetric devices provide continuous, semi-quantitative EtCO2 monitoring. A typical device has the following three color ranges: Purple—EtCO2 is less than 0.5% Tan—EtCO2 is 0.5–2% Yellow—EtCO2 is greater than 2% Tip ...

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Oxygenation & Ventilation Are Not the Same Thing

Ventilation is the act of inhaling and exhaling while oxygenation is the process of adding oxygen to the body system. Learn how to measure each in this article by Samuel Galvagno, Jr., DO.

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Ways to Confirm Proper Endotracheal Tube Placement

Brush up on your knowledge of ET tube confirmation techniques.

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Trauma Airway Intubation Is a Team Effort

In this second part of a three-part series, paramedic-turned-anesthesiologist Christopher T. Stephens, MD, NREMT-P, continues teaching EMS providers trauma airway management.

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