As of March 27, 2024, this course is no longer open for enrollment

As of March 27, 2024, this course is no longer open for enrollment


Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 909584.


Content Presenter

Christine Crick, CVT, RVT, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) (ECC)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Capnography: Monitoring in Thin Air utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course looks at both capnometric value and capnographic waveform. Blood gas analysis, leading into a discussion about pulse oximetry and its usefulness in patients who are ventilating in enriched oxygen environments, offers valuable insight into these important anesthesia monitoring components.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • compare and contrast pulse oximetry and capnography
  • list the limitations of pulse oximetry in patients who are under anesthesia or on enhanced oxygen
  • discuss a baseline collection of waveforms and explain how to “take apart” the wave, thereby isolating the challenge in respiration or perfusion
  • outline troubleshooting of common anesthesia problems
  • discuss how to apply HMEs, respiratory condensation reducers, and other “gadgets’ used in capnograph study


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Participant Feedback

When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:

...I found the video to be very informative and the instructor broke down the components well.

...Great presentation! Instructor was awesome, and it really helped to see the waveforms for different scenarios, and how to del with them. Loved it!

...The different scenarios that were illustrated and what could be causing the readings was useful information for me. Also, I did not realize how limiting it is to rely too much on spo2 and how important etco2 is.

...This presenter is an excellent teacher!


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

Please use this link to view the Withdrawal Policy for this course.