Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) is a mode of ventilation that allows spontaneous breathing throughout the ventilation cycle. It is a time-cycled mode of ventilation between two levels of positive airway pressure with the main time on the high level and a shorter period of time during the expiratory release to facilitate ventilation. This may not be a mode of ventilation many ED physicians are comfortable and have experience with and in this podcast Frank Lodeserto, MD reviews how to setup, titrate, and wean patients on this mode of ventilation.
Therapeutic Hypothermia (also called targeted temperature management (TTM)) is a deliberate reduction of the core body temperature to 32 - 34°C, in patients who suffer cardiac arrest with return of spontaneous circulation, but also don't regain consciousness. In REBEL Crit Cast episode 1, I will go through the evidence for cooling adults and children, potential adverse effects, and what temperature to shoot for.
REBEL EM-ers: Salim & I would like to introduce the launch of a new REBEL EM project. We are adding a podcast focused on a wide variety of resuscitation and critical care topics in both Adult & Pediatric Medicine to the website. The podcast will be called REBEL Crit Cast, and will compliment are already popular REBEL Crit content on our parent site. This will include blog posts and podcast content with a dedicated place on the parent site.
Instead of creating a separate podcast, we’ll be bringing you REBEL Crit Cast as part of REBEL Cast. This way, you won’t need to download another podcast.
The format may change over time, and I'd love to know your questions, and ideas for topics so that I can make this as practical and useful to YOU, our audience, as possible....Read More