Spontaneous breathing can occur without ventilatory support (unassisted spontaneous breathing) or be integrated with mechanical ventilation with assisted ventilation modes (assisted spontaneous breathing).
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.
Transverse views of the lower anterior neck. The aim is to visualise the trachea and oesophagus, so that during tracheal intubation, inadvertent oesophageal intubation may be identified and immediately corrected.
Reviewed and revised 7 February 2017 OVERVIEW Nasopharyngeal airway (NPA) or nasal trumpet USE Can provide an airway in patients with an intact gag reflex, trismus or oral trauma Facilitate suctioning in patients with a weak cough DESCRIPTION Soft, flexible…
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