Overview of COVID-19, including assessment and management, from an Australia and New Zealand critical care perspective.
Critical Care Compendium CCC
The LITFL Critical Care Compendium is a comprehensive collection of pages concisely covering the core topics and controversies of critical care.
Today I had the opportunity to review a very nicely created Peri-intubation Action Card that was put together in short order by two anesthesiologists from Scope Anesthesia – Dr. Janish Patel and Dr. Kimberly Blasius.
Pragmatic Recommendations for Intubating Critically Ill Patients with Suspected COVID-19. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open.
Franz Wiesbauer explains how to differentiate between metabolic acidaemia caused by a loss of bicarbonate and that caused by the addition of acid.
Franz Wiesbauer looks at acid-base compensation and some super-simple rules that will help you decide whether compensation is adequate or not.
Franz Wiesbauer explains the relationship between pH, HCO3 and pCO2 and a simple rule which will help you decide whether the primary problem is respiratory or metabolic in nature.
Are you discombobulated by this blood gas? It will lead you down an unexpected path…
AGENTS ethanol methanol ethylene glycol isopropyl alcohol others! CLINICAL FEATURES euphoria disinhibition stupour respiratory depression cardiovascular depression coma ocular toxicity = methanol hypocalcemia + renal failure = ethylene glycol haemorrhagic gastriyis = isopropyl alcohol INVESTIGATIONS ethanol level (> 400mg/dL -> coma and respiratory depression) ethylene glycol level (severe lactic acidosis) high osmolar gap then HAGMA […]