Acid-Base Library: Blood gas analysis and interpretation
Aerosol-Generating Procedures: definition, classification, history, controversies, pros and cons, evidence, and suggested precautions.
Clamping the endotracheal tube (ETT) - description, uses, complications, evidence, and other information.
Franz Wiesbauer explains how to differentiate between metabolic acidaemia caused by a loss of bicarbonate and that caused by the addition of acid.
Ultrasound (US) is an accessible, non-invasive portable imaging modality which has utility in upper airway assessment.
Franz Wiesbauer looks at acid-base compensation and some super-simple rules that will help you decide whether compensation is adequate or not.
Sodium Nitroprusside is a drug used as an infusion to lower blood pressure; used in severe hypertension or perioperatively.
Levetiracetam (keppra) is a drug used as an anticonvulsant as monotherapy, or an adjunct, and as a Tier 2 agent in status epilepticus.
Desmopressin (DDAVP) is a drug used primarily for diabetes insipidus, haemophilia type A, and von Willebrand's disease.
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.
Viral zoonotic infection, monkeypox causes a rash similar to chickenpox. Symptomatic infection involves a febrile illness and evolving rash lasting 2-4 weeks
Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate (CICO) - An anaesthetic emergency requiring clear communication, a structured approach, preparation for ESA