Take a look at the start of a series of video tutorials from my clinical fellow, Dr Richard Pertwee. These are geared to the FRCA exam but frankly, are more than useful for most of us in Critical care. Emergency Tracheostomy Management Emergency Laryngectomy Management Further interesting stuff CCN Airway Guidelines How2 Perc Trache See also... Continue Reading →
Communicating with conscious and mechanically ventilated critically ill patients #FOAMed
via Communicating with conscious and mechanically ventilated critically ill patients: a systematic review | Critical Care | Full Text Topical and in my eyes, an area massively neglected at times. Patients lie in front of us, 'wired for sound' as we massage the monitors and attempt to normalise their physiological parameters. Speaking from my point of... Continue Reading →
More radiation….is it really necessary??
A controversy that still exists is whether or whether not to perform a routine CXR post UN-COMPLICATED per Trache. It is my practice not to, IF the procedure was straightforward (Done under direct bronchoscope guidance). Granted, if there are issues like difficulty gaining access to the trachea with multiple passes, desaturation or difficulty ventilating during,... Continue Reading →