Capnography is a first line monitoring system in mechanically ventilated patients. Volumetric capnography supports noninvasive and breath-by-breath information at the bedside using mainstream CO2 and flow sensors placed at the airways opening. This volume-based capnography provides information of important body functions related to the kinetics of carbon dioxide. Volumetric capnography goes one step forward standard respiratory mechanics and provides a new dimension for monitoring of mechanical ventilation. The article discusses the role of volumetric capnography for the clinical monitoring of mechanical ventilation.
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Peter Kremeier is employee of Salvia GmbH. Stephan H Böhm performed consulting activities for Salvia GmbH. Gerardo Tusman performed consulting activities for Getinge AB.
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Kremeier, P., Böhm, S.H. & Tusman, G. Clinical use of volumetric capnography in mechanically ventilated patients. J Clin Monit Comput 34, 7–16 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10877-019-00325-9