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Demystifying Ventilator Modes: It’s Not That Complicated! Part 2
Understanding acronyms and how they describe modes is essential when managing a mechanically ventilated patient.
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Mike McEvoy shares some tips on delivering medicine to a patient for using a small-volume nebulizer.
The art of selling CPAP to a patient can make or break chances for success.
Although the device still works as designed, is still in service and being used by well-intentioned clinicians, it should be on the shelf with the Medical Anti-Shock Trousers, LifePak 5 and Biophone. While change is sometimes slow, and healthcare providers can be described as conservatively fixed, lung protective ventilation is the current standard of care.
Deployment of CPAP and BIPAP in EMS has evolved over the last decade and is arguably first line ...
Capnography was first proposed for use in the operating room in 1978 and has since become the standard of care for ...
In this video, Mike McEvoy has a primer on basic waveform capnography, using a device to measure a patient's exhaled carbon dioxide levels.
Assessing and Treating Deteriorating Respiratory Failure Patients Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation such ...
Mike McEvoy examines some of the physiological reasons that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) works for a variety of conditions.
In this video, Mike McEvoy discusses the use of disposable CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) masks, a method of assisting a patient's respiration without intubation.
Barriers to CPAP adoption by BLS providers are finally falling, and BLS use of CPAP is now supported by the 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model.
Although originally intended to treat prehospital patients in pulmonary edema resulting from heart failure, CPAP is now indicated for virtually any condition resulting in significant dyspnea accompanied by signs and symptoms of increased work of breathing.
Learn the history of the oropharyngeal airway (OPA) and review how to size the OPA for the patient, as well as the correct way to insert this basic, and effective, airway adjunct.
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