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

Apnoeic CPAP for oxygenation

Dr Stacey Turner demonstrates the pros and cons of different strategies for apnoeic CPAP for pre-oxygenation of COVID-19 patients prior to intubation (video).
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Intrinsic PEEP

Intrinsic PEEP is also known as autoPEEP or PEEPi. Intrinsic PEEP occurs when the expiratory time is shorter than the time needed to fully deflate the lungs, preventing the lung and chest wall from reaching an elastic equilibrium point
Pulmonary Puzzler 340

Alarmingly high pressures

A mechanically ventilated patient has high peak inspiratory pressures. You need to silence that incessant the alarm... What are you going to do?