- Immediate decompression of suspected tension pneumothorax
Here’s a checklist for discussing or describing a procedure – whether it’s for an exam question or just for kicks…
All the syringe pumps in your department are broken and you need to prescribe 1L of fluid over 10 hours. How many drops per minute is that?
Apnoeic oxygenation is a concept introduced by Scott Weingart to minimize the risk of critical hypoxia during emergency tracheal intubation.
This is the summary of how you should do it:
And if you have time to read the whole article, it is highly recommended.
We are often given warning of the impending arrival of high acuity patients by pre-hospital teams.
So how do you approach this vital and often short period of time ?