Bite-Sized Basics: Apnoeic Oxygenation

We take a look at the relatively new airway management technique of Apnoeic Oxygenation, explaining

– what it is and how we perform it

– how it works

– what’s the evidence

– when we should use it

and include some techniques that are BEYOND THE BASICS.

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Bite-Sized Basics: Preoxygenation

This is our very first Bite-Sized Basics post and the topic is Preoxygenation.

Preoxygenation (PreOx) is a critical step performed prior to intubation or sedation to extend the period of safe apnoea. We take a look at:

– how best to perform it and the choice of Preox devices in the ED

– what to do when we run into problems achieving PreOx

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