If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

Course Expiration: 9/30/2024

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00.  

Course Description

This course describes methods of measuring exhaled CO2, clinical evidence for capnography, how to differentiate recorded minute ventilation and alveolar minute ventilation and discusses the significance of Vd/Vt ratio and its value as a mortality indicator in ARDS and cardiac performance.


Jared Blevins BSRC, RRT-ACCS

Target Audience

Nurses and Respiratory Care Practitioners and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Objectives

  • Identify methods measuring exhaled CO2
  • Discuss clinical evidence for capnography
  • Differentiate recorded minute ventilation and alveolar minute ventilation
  • Discuss the significance of Vd/Vt ratio

Length of Course

60 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.