A 68 year old female present with altered mental state, shock and hypothermia Continue reading
A 30 year old NIDDM is brought to your ED after being found with altered mental state following an argument with his partner.
He is unwell, has compensated shock requiring emergent management Continue reading
A 34 year old female with chronic underlying lung disease presents with a life threatening exacerbation of her respiratory disease. Continue reading
A young man is brought in by ambulance with severe hyperthermia, tachycardia and tachypnoea. This has a mortality rate of over 95% if not aggressively managed.
Preparations include: Continue reading
39 year old man presents with life threatening illness Continue reading
A 60 year old previously healthy man presents to your Emergency Department complaining of sudden onset of central chest pain and shortness of breath.
He is sweaty, grey looking and in respiratory distress. You diagnose acute pulmonary oedema. Continue reading
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.
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