Reading Time: 2 minutes APRV can seem daunting at first look, but let’s demystify this mode of ventilation in this post.
Blades & Breath
Reading Time: 6 minutes SBT is usually conducted in one of two ways — minimal ventilator support (pressure support ventilation) and T-piece trial. This article will discuss these two different modalities and the data supporting each.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Dr. Thind discusses how to assess the intensity of inspiratory effort on an intubated patient.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Today if you look at any airway manual you see a range for dosing rocuronium for RSI as 0.6mg/kg to 1.2mg/kg. But is this the right dose?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Do you hold the laryngoscope handle like an expert or novice? Many novices make the same mistakes when gripping the laryngoscope handle.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know that the most common ventilator dyssynchrony doesn’t even cause the ventilator to alarm?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Tracheostomy emergencies can be extremely scary to manage. Here are some tips to handle your next fresh tracheostomy.
The landing is just as important as the take off: a closer look at assessing a patient for extubation
Reading Time: 6 minutes While intubating a patient can be nerve wracking, extubating a patient can feel the same.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Inspiratory drop in CVP can be used as a surrogate for inspiratory drop in PPl/Pes
Reading Time: 9 minutes It has long been known that excessive degrees of PPV may result in lung injury. This has been termed ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). More recently, the idea of patient self-inflicted lung injury (P-SILI) has come to light.