Category Equipment
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Intra-aortic Balloon Pump

IABP one of your patients had poor cardiac output after a CABGx4 and required the insertion of an intra-aortic balloon pump, what do you do?
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Respiratory Monitoring in the ED

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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Warming blanket

Warming blanket; May be indicated if temperature <35°C; warmed air is blown over the patient allowing safe and effective heat distribution
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Flexible bronchoscope

Flexible bronchoscope may be fibre optic, video or hybrid systems; diagnose diseases of the tracheobronchial tree (e.g. burns, tumours); obtain lung samples
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


Heliox is a mixture of helium and oxygen, by substituting helium for nitrogen -> reduction in density of the gas -> reduction in Reynolds number -> more laminar flow -> reduces airflow resistance, work of breathing and dynamic hyperinflation