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 

Airway (part 2)

Thanks for joining us… In this episode we explore the evolution of the endotracheal tube, in particular, whether we should be using cuffed ETTs in preference to the traditional pediatric standard of uncuffed tubes. On our quest for knowledge, we spoke to some of our colleagues with brains and experience, and looked to the medical literature for guidance.  We found some opinions and some research...

June 3rd, 2010 by colinparker