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It gives me great pleasure to put forth the 9th edition of the Capnography website. Unprecedented encouragement from medical professionals, engineers, technological innovators, and students across the world gives me a sense of satisfaction that long hours spent in the initial designing and deployment of earlier editions of this website were not futile. It is heartening to state that over 500,000 personnel visit this site annually. During the last few years, this website was able to fulfill its goal as an avenue to provide dynamic, animated, interactive and up-to-date information on capnography that is readily accessible to everyone without the hassle of passwords. In addition, as made apparent by the number of e-mails received on this subject, the website serves as a forum for active discussion on all issues related to capnography in all medical fields. 

This site has been reviewed in many anesthetic and non-anesthetic journals. A review in the October 2001 issue of Anesthesiology described this website to be equivalent to a dynamic textbook on capnography. Time has proven that this statement turned out to be absolutely true as new updates are added to the site several times a year. Also, this website is ranked as number one (most popular website) in capnography related searches by all major search engines.

With the recent recommendations of using capnography to monitor ventilation during moderate to heavy sedation, and judge effectiveness of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the website has been updated to reflect current concepts.

Visitors are encouraged to read 'Capnography outside the operating rooms' in  Anesthesiology 2013;118:1:192-201. It is free from the journal 'Anesthesiology' at this link. This article is one of the most viewed on the 'Anesthesiology.org' website, ranking 1 or 2 (April 2014).

Based on feedback from many around the world, my mission of achieving global acceptance of capnography in enhencing the safety of patients under anesthesia and sedation is making enormous strides. 

Site details updated: July 14, 2017

New: Teaching modules for 'Capnography During Sedation’ and 'Capnography in CPR' and 'Anesthesia Breathing Systems'. For CPR and sedation, see under Teaching Modules.

Bhavani Shankar Kodali, MD

July 14, 2017

Substantial assistance provided by Ahalya Kodali for animated educational modules

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