Reading Time: 3 minutes The concepts of stress and strain are borrowed from material science and warrant their own discussion.
Blades & Breath
Reading Time: < 1 minute A Blog post on TCAV-APRV More information on Dr. Rola’s Course Register for the course
Reading Time: 3 minutes If the pulse oximeter is not an accurate reflection of the patient’s oxygenation status, the tool becomes worthless or even harmful.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A systematic framework for understanding ventilator waveforms.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While APRV sounds great in theory, it does come with its limitations that should be considered prior to initiating it on any patient.
Reading Time: 5 minutes During acute hypoxemia and/or increased ventilatory pressures, why is it that we opt to switch to a more primitive form of ventilatory assist?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The hyoepiglottic ligament and midline vallecular fold are key structures and targets in airway management for optimal glottic exposure. However, admittedly, we don’t have data supporting the routine use of this mechanism.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Just because you have an I:E ratio of 1:5 does not mean that your patient will not stack breaths. It is all about how much time they have to exhale!
Reading Time: 2 minutes There are at least three distinct causes of multiple triggering! Check them out in this infographic.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In patients with risk factors for post extubation stridor, and in these instances only, a cuff leak test can be used to predict the risk of post-extubation stridor in patients.