- DOPES is not just a memory tool. It give you a structured approach to taking care of vented patients with vital sign changes.
- Check for dislodgement of the tube, obstruction of the tube, pneumothorax, equipment failure, breath stacking and dyssynchrony.
- Don’t forget that the patient can have more than one issue; always assess all pieces of the DOPES mnemonic.
REBEL Core Cast 71.0 – Troubleshooting the Vent
Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Core Cast 71.0 – Troubleshooting the Vent", REBEL EM blog, December 22, 2021. Available at: https://rebelem.com/rebel-core-cast-71-0-troubleshooting-the-vent/.