Reading Time: 3 minutes Got low ETCO2 after an intubation during cardiac arrest? Troubleshoot it with these steps.
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Reading Time: < 1 minute A cheat sheet that you can refer to when you get into a situation where you need to intubate a pregnant patient in respiratory distress.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Clinical correlates of transpulmonary pressure In the absence of airflow, transairway (resistive) pressure is zero. Hence, transpulmonary pressure equals transalveolar…
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Pre-brief This is the first lecture of the series on respiratory mechanics presented to the Critical Care Medicine fellows…
Reading Time: < 1 minute Any tubing placed distal to the exhalation port should increase dead space. Various masks have been tested to evaluate their effect on dead space.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The phenomenon of pendelluft has several implications in mechanically ventilated and spontaneously breathing patients.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Understanding patient-ventilator interactions is made easier by breaking it down.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Tips for respiratory and hemodynamic optimization of your critically ill patients by basic understanding of waveform capnography.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Like a lot of concepts in critical care, waveform capnography can tell you quite a bit about a patient.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The concepts of stress and strain are borrowed from material science and warrant their own discussion.