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 

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