OXYGEN! Please put patient on NC 2 -4. This is one of our critical action in mock oral board questions, but is it really a critical action, how much oxygen do we need for a pt w/o hypoxemia?
Month: December 2014
It is interesting that you teach a concept and try to back it up with some literature, but sometimes you do not have a simple tools to show it. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia published an article Laryngoscope manipulation by experienced versus novice laryngoscopists in December 2014. This is exactly what I’m talking about! how to grab a laryngoscope and how to manipulate it.
It is good to tell residents something and back it up with some EVIDENCE!!! such as your Mentor is not someone to tell you something that You want to hear!…
This is a very routine practice in ED, “I’ll be more comfortable to give one dose of Abx and then send him/her home” I did not know where this quote came from. I searched Pubmed and found this article: Antibiotic use in the emergency department. IV: Single-dose therapy and parenteral-loading dose therapy. J Emerg Medicine in 1996!!!
We discussed 2 studies in our class specific session on impact of EPi on out of hospital cardiac arrest. J Am Coll Cardiol published another study this month and challenged again use of Epi in OHCA. 1,556 patients from 2000 to 2012, using EPi with different doses, and the conclusion is pre-hospital use of epinephrine was consistently associated with a lower chance of survival.