Being in a situation of being unable to intubate and unable to oxygenate is an absolute time critical emergency.
Focus needs to be paid to the techniques and strategy to deal with this situation. But we also need to consider steps to ensure it occurs at a low frequency and our decision making and recognition of the situation happens quickly and simply.
In the episode we’re going to be talking about a number of other aspects that are relevant for all emergency providers, irrespective of whether you intubate or not, along with how those aspects translate into everyday practice.
We'll be covering bits around patient positioning, optimising simple ventilation via a BVM & supraglottics, all the way through to needle cricothyroidotomy and surgical airways.
Once again we'd love to hear any comments or questions either via the website or social media.
Simon, Rob & James
Welcome back to the podcast!
This month we start off thinking about sepsis, specifically fluid management and whether a restrictive approach to fluid resuscitation in combination with earlier vasopressors is advantageous over a liberal approach.
Next we have a look at a study evaluating the diagnostic benefit of ultrasound in the prehospital setting.
Finally we have a think about the benefit that traumatic brain injury patients may benefit from with regards to beta blocker therapy.
Once again we’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom.
Simon & Rob