Anaesthetists measure the inflow and outflow of gases within the breathing system in order to monitor the internal milieu. This micro skills course examines the ways to measure inhaled and exhaled carbon dioxide and its implications.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Examine the physical principles governing the measurement of carbon dioxide
  3. Identify the components of a capnograph
  4. Describe the two types of capnograph
  5. Recognize different wave forms of a capnogram
  6. Establish the importance of capnography as a part of minimum standard monitoring

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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