Breathing (part 3 of 4)

15 July, 2010 by: colinparker

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When do you refer a child with breathing difficulty to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit?

What settings should you use for the ventilator, to avoid causing harm?

Breathing

These questions are discussed with our panel of rank amateurs… and one expert.

Outline:

Kate: Ward or PICU? “criteria” for considering mechanical ventilation.

Dan: Ventilator settings for dummies & avoiding VILI.

Stay tuned for the final of four parts, in 2 weeks from now, when we discuss the role of Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Paediatric Emergency Department.

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