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Down on the PHARM!

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Tracheostomy Complications

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High-Flow apnoeic oxygenation

I know I keep harping on about this, but these techniques may save you from a catastophe if you’re intubating someone in the ED.

The guys over at Emergency Medicine Updates have done a sweet article on the concept of nasal oxygen during RSI, but have taken it up a notch by using high-flow nasal O2.

I’m a recent convert to high-flow nasal oxygen, if you’re not sure about whether you’ve got it at your institution, ask your ICU/HDU, as they usually stock it and can send it down to ED if you need it.

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Managing the Obese Difficult Airway

I’ve put together a detailed article on managing the obese pateint who needs intubation. This population is reknowned for having increased risks of complications and adverse outcomes related to intubation, so we hope you find the article useful next time you’re faced with this very difficult resuscitation situation. It’s quite a long article, but has some great links to all of the best online airway resources we’ve found, photos, mnemonics, flowcharts and some of the latest tips from the leaders in Emergency Resuscitation.

Managing the Obese Difficult Airway

Andy

 

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