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Last fall, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters re-defined the standard for basic anesthetic monitoring.
Effective July 1, 2011, Basic Anesthetic Monitoring Standard 3.2.4., requires: “…During moderate or deep sedation, the adequacy of ventilation shall be evaluated by continual observation of qualitative clinical signs and monitoring for the presence of exhaled carbon dioxide unless precluded or invalidated by the nature of the patient, procedure, or equipment.”
Why did the ASA amend this standard, and why now? What is its immediate impact on anesthesiologists? And why is compliance so important?
Find out the answers to these and other important questions with a free copy of the Oridion white paper, “The Growing Mandate for Capnography: ASA Procedural Sedation Standards.”
If you are interested in learning more about capnography and ventilation monitoring, the Learning Center can help.