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 the management of the patient?
|A.||Increase muscle relaxant|
Increase the depth of anesthesia
Check tubes for any blockage
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.