In the given figure of capnography, what is the next best appropriate step –

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In the given figure of capnography, what is the next best appropriate step –

[A]. Check for endotracheal tube position

[B]. Check for connection of anaesthetic machine

[C]. Administer skeletal muscle relaxant

[D]. Change sodalime canister

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[C]. Administer skeletal muscle relaxant
Explanation :-
Capnography

  • CO2 monitoring measures breath to breath partial pressure of inspired and expired CO2.
  • Capnometry is the measurement of CO2, partial pressure and capnography is the continuous graphic display of this measurement.
  • The picture in the question given is Curare Cleft :
    • A dip in the plateau (curare cleft) indicates a spontaneous respiratory effort during mechanical ventilation
    • In other words the patients neuromuscular blockade wears off.
    • This whould be appropriately managed by readminsitration of neuromuscular bloackade

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