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Podcast: Airway Pearls for Intubating the Obese Patient May 01, 2024

AIRWAY PEARLS

  • Consider every case a difficult Intubation due to effects on anatomy and physiology
  • Normal airway techniques may not be effective.
  • Positioning of the patient is critical- aim for...
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Pericarditis Mar 27, 2024

Case 1

A 35 yo male presents with palpitations and pleuritic chest pain. He’s recently had a viral illness but has no other medical history. At 1am in the morning, the patient was woken by...

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Oxygen Targets in Cardiac Arrest Mar 27, 2024

 The purpose of resuscitation in cardiac arrest, is to restore oxygenated blood supply to the organs, most importantly the brain. What are the oxygen targets in cardiac arrest and post arrest...

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Atrial Flutter with a High Degree Block Mar 27, 2024

A 78yo male woke up in the morning feeling dizzy. The patient was well when lying down, but became light headed every time he got up. He waited, but symptoms did not improve, so later in the...

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Hypertensive Emergencies Mar 27, 2024

Hypertensive emergencies are defined as sudden and prolonged increases in the arterial blood pressure, with associated organ damage. The degree of increase above that which the patient normally...

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Shocking the patient in asystole Mar 24, 2024

The patient in asystole, has a very poor prognosis. But is it really asystole?

Is there any benefit in giving one shock to that patient?

Surely we need to look at all the leads and increase the...

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