Which finding in intubated patients is an indication to end cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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In addition, in intubated patients, failure to achieve an end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) level of greater than 10 mm Hg by waveform capnography after 20 minutes of CPR may be considered as one component of a multimodal approach to decide when to end resuscitative efforts. However, no studies of nonintubated patients have been reviewed, and ETCO2 should not be used as an indication to end resuscitative efforts in those cases.


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