Updates in respiratory critical care 1/11/17 – #FOAMED #FOAMcc

These are the notes Dr David Popple (ITU Consultant), took during the Updates in Respiratory Critical Care Meeting at the RCOA back in November. I merely took them, expanded them and added links etc. Thanks to him for providing these. Update in renal replacement coming too. So...onward, what's new then? Identifying and managing ventilator asynchrony... Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (March 13-19)

Another really busy week with various meetings going on around the world. This is a selection offering you an insight into what has been going on out there recently, and do remember that many of the Twitter shots contain clickable links! Lots of POCUS, as well as lots of new papers and reviews from Critical... Continue Reading →

APRV – not so confusing anymore! #FOAMed

This is a modality of ventilation that seems to utilised more and more frequently in our ARDS patients with refractory hypoxaemia. To be honest, it can be a daunting mode if you don't understand the underlying principles behind it, so here is a guide to attempt to clear this up and make it more palatable,... Continue Reading →

My weaning’s better than yours!!

One of the perennial issues in Critical Care is that of the ‘problem patient’ that doesn’t seem to want to wean off ventilatory support. I am sure you know the situation well. You treat a patient and support them through their critical illness to the point where they show all the signs that they are ready... Continue Reading →

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