Hi folks, this podcast is really brief–I gave a lecture at Jacobi last week (thanks for having me Jacobites!), and in response to a question I gave this rant on my vision of sedation after intubation.
Note: Please listen to the PDP update episode either before or immediately after listening to this one Finally a non-intubation topic! Bolus dose pressors and inotropes have been used by the anesthesiologists for decades, but they have not penetrated into standard emergency medicine practice. I don’t know why. They are the perfect solution to short-lived hypotension, e.g. post-intubation or […]
We’ve had a few gruesome airways in patients with GI bleeds and bellies full of coffee ground emesis. This is a top 10 list encompassing my approach to this difficult situation: 1. Empty the Stomach Place a salem sump and suck out all of the stomach contents. Varices are not a contraindication (see: Digest Dis 1973;18(12):1032, Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 […]
This lecture is part of the Laryngoscope as a Murder Weapon Series: Hemodynamic Kills Oxygenation Kills Ventilatory Kills Sorry about the voice–blame the swine flu. Case Thanks to Joe Chiang Severe DKA; Obtunded with pH 6.65, PaCO2 18, Bicarb 5 Pt’s mental status is worsening The decision is made to intubate Should you give NaBicarb? […]