Podcast 144 – The PROPPR trial with John Holcomb

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Today, we discuss the PROPPR Trial with its lead author, John Holcomb, MD. This was an RCT of trauma patients with severe hemorrhage. It pitted 1:1:1 matched product transfusion with a 1:1:2 control group. Dr. Holcomb is a Trauma Surgeon at University of Texas, Houston. He spent decades in the military as a surgeon before continuing his career in Houston. This podcast is … [Read more...]

Podcast 142 – Airway Things I Learned from George Kovacs at the NYC Airway Course

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Post Three of Janu-Airway I just finished teaching at one of the best airway courses I have ever participated in (well actually, it's been a few months now). The highlight of the course was meeting Prof. George Kovacs. He has been obsessed with airway for decades. I picked up a number of great tips from him and I'm sharing those tips with you today. Anesthesia for Awake … [Read more...]

EMCrit Wee – Preoxygenation Update 2015

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Here is a bit of follow-up on prior EMCrit discussions and some new stuff for Janu-Airway Updated Recs on Preox in Non-Shunted Patients Original Article: Weingart & Levitan on Preoxygenation Evidence Will Patients Tolerate 15 lpm by NC? Andy Brainard shows that of course they will: The Rule of 15's Every patient gets a NC @15 lpm Try adding a Non-Rebreather … [Read more...]

Podcast 141 – A Janu-Airway Case Presented Live

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A case of anatomically and physiologically difficult airway presented live at #EMCritConf 2015. This case was imaginary and took place at Janus General. HOp Killers Low SvO2 as a Source of Hypoxemia Use an Intubation Checklist Have a Failed Airway Plan A Better BVM Pressure Gauge One-Way Exhalation Port PEEP Valve ETCO2 Dump Kit Directly … [Read more...]