Breathing (part 4 of 4)

What is the role for Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Paediatric Emergency Department? Does NIV present the same rescue options as in adult respiratory emergencies, where blowing air through the window of opportunity can prevent endotracheal intubation? In this PEMcast, we explore Bi-level Positive Airways Pressure and a few of its lesser-known cousins, using the limited literature as our map, and...

July 29th, 2010 by colinparker 

Breathing (part 3 of 4)

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? 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...

July 15th, 2010 by colinparker 

B is for Breathing (part 1 of 4)

Hello again… This recording session turned into such a marathon, we had to split it into 4 parts! This first part covers: respiratory physiology basics neonatal breathing and apnoeas ALTE’s assessing the work of breathing Please join us again in 2 weeks for Breathing, part 2, in which we divulge some clinical pearls which you may find helpful in distinguishing different causes of respiratory...

June 18th, 2010 by colinparker