A patient was in surgery when suddenly a resident noticed the following plot on the capnograph monitor. What should be the immediate next step in management of the patient?
A. Increase muscle relaxant
B. Increase the depth of anesthesia
C. Check tubes for any blockage
D. Change soda-lime
Ans: A. Increase muscle relaxant
- A cleft in capnograph is due to patients’ own respiratory effort because of inadequate muscle relaxation.
- Increasing the dose of muscle relaxant will solve this problem.