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Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation – Part 6 – Choosing Your Initial Settings

Choosing Your Initial Settings: I hope you now see what physiologies to consider when setting up the ventilator and your goals for each. If your patient doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, then I set up my ventilator as …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) – Part 2: Adult & Pediatric Indications

The use of heated and humidified high flow nasal cannula has become increasing popular in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory failure through all age groups.  In part 1 we summarized how High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) works.  In …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) – Part 1: How It Works

The use of heated and humidified high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) has become increasingly popular in the treatment of patients with acute respiratory failure through all age groups.  I first started using it as a pediatric intensive care fellow, but …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

Baclofen Withdrawal

Definition: A dysfunctional condition in which removal of baclofen, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, from the central nervous system (CNS) causes CNS excitation.

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Toxicology

Mythbuster: Administration of Vasopressors Through Peripheral Intravenous Access

Background: Vasopressors are frequently used in critically ill patients with hemodynamic instability both in the emergency department (ED) as well as intensive care units (ICUs). Typically, vasopressors are given through central venous catheters (CVCs) as opposed to peripheral intravenous (PIV) …

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Resuscitation

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