respiratory

JC: The last breath for apnoeic oxygenation?

Apnoeic oxygenation in emergency intubation in the ED is a concept that has emerged in the past few years and has been promoted by the FOAMed community quite extensively. I have to admit it is something we have recently introduced as…
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Every Breath You Take – An Introduction to the Breathless Patient in the ED

Breathless patients are a challenge in the ED. Shortness of breath can be a frightening presenting complaint for both patients and doctors. As always, think about the possible life threatening causes and actively rule them out. For breathless patients think especially about:…
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JC: Should we use Heimlich Valves for ambulatory pneumothorax management? St. Emlyn’s

Here at St. Emlyn’s we have been managing patients with pneumothoraces as out patients for many years. The approach in the UK has been ‘guided’ by the BritishThoracic Society guidelines. For many PNXs we simply aspirate, and if successful we…
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