CO2 making the most of metabolic monitoring

Metabolic demands and response to injury and illness are highly variable and can significantly affect a patient’s response to specific interventions. The ability to monitor end tidal CO2 and calculate values of indirect calorimetry and other hemodynamic variables that denote the complexity of critical illness provides a key to understanding tissue metabolism, oxygen consumption, and CO2 production, thus preventing impending tissue/organ failure.

CO2 making the most of metabolic monitoring
  • Rs.500


Clinicians have been searching for ways to maintain the essential functions of circulation, gas exchange, and metabolism for critically ill patients since Hippocrates. The increased understanding of tissue consumption of oxygen, as well as carbon dioxide production, have provided the basis for a significant amount of critical care research in sepsis and other hypoxic injury states.

By the end of this program, the participant will be able to

•  Define the components of CO2 and discuss how they relate to lung function.

•  Identify factors that increase CO2 production.

•  Review the concepts of oxygen consumption, oxygen delivery, and oxyhemoglobin disassociation.

•  Discuss disorders that influence oxyhemoglobin dissociation, oxygen delivery, and tissue metabolism.

•  Explain the factors that evaluate adequacy of blood flow and nutritional support.


The course objectives specifically targets nurses. Other medical personnel also may benefit from viewing this program.


1. Metabolic Monitoring

2. Tissue Oxygenation