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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

The Dirty Dozen

"The Dirty Dozen" common errors to avoid on discharging patients who are recovering from critical illness; co-authored by clinicians and researchers
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

Prone Position and Mechanical Ventilation

Reviewed and revised 19 May 2014 OVERVIEW Prone positioning can be used in mechanically ventilated patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure to optimise oxygenation most studied  in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) where short lived improvements in oxygenation…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

Ventilator management should be aimed at getting the patient off ventilator support as rapidly as possible. Weaning can be considered once the underlying process necessitating mechanical ventilation is resolving