Prepared by: Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center
Portland VA Health Care System
Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, MS, Director
Recommended Citation: Veazie S, Vela K, Mackey K. Evidence Brief: Capnography for Moderate Sedation in Non-Anesthesia Settings. Washington, DC: Evidence Synthesis Program, Health Services Research and Development Service, Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs. VA ESP Project #09-199; 2020.
The ESP Coordinating Center (ESP CC) developed this evidence brief on capnography for moderate sedation in response to a request from the VA National Gastroenterology Program Office and the GI Field Advisory Committee. Findings from this evidence brief will be used to inform the development of a Moderate Sedation Directive by the VA National Anesthesia Service.
Key Question 1: What are the benefits and harms of capnography monitoring during moderate sedation?
Key Question 2: Do these benefits and harms vary by patient characteristics, procedure types, or settings?