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 2 of 4)

Welcome back to more pearls on assessing breathing difficulty in children. In this episode we cover clinical tips to help distinguish different causes of respiratory signs, tachypnea, and respiratory failure: there are FOUR groups now! Outline of this PEMcast: ALL: Clinically distinguishing: UAWO vs LAWO Croup vs asthma, crasthma Bronchiolitis vs CCF CP: Causes of tachypnea RS LRTI Obstructive:...

July 2nd, 2010 by colinparker