Tag Intubation
SARS-CoV-2 the novel coronavirus of COVID-19 340

Checklist: Suspected COVID 19 intubation

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.
Arnie DL vs VL 340

DL: Dark Fate

Who has won the seven year bet on video laryngoscopy versus the old Mac? Let's find out - with a little help from The Terminator.
Ultrasound cases top 100 340

Ultrasound Case 087

A 28 year old with reduced GCS after several seizures requires intubation. Their neck extension seems limited and you wonder whether this may be a difficult intubation. You decide to monitor it with ultrasound.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation

INDICATIONS A – protection and patencyB – respiratory failure (hypercapnic or hypoxic), increase FRC, decrease WOB, secretion management/ pulmonary toilet, to facilitate bronchoscopyC – minimise oxygen consumption and optimize oxygen delivery (e.g. sepsis)D – unresponsive to pain, terminate seizure, prevent…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Post-intubation hypoxia

Post-intubation hypoxia can be rapidly fatal without early intervention, which requires a structured approach to concurrently identifying and treating the underlying cause