Scott D. Weingart, MD, director of ED Critical Care at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, describes two cutting edge and somewhat controversial new approaches to the pre-intubation period. CPAP Preoxygenation may significantly increase the oxygen reserves in patients with shunt physiology. Delayed sequence intubation allows the safe preoxygenation in patients with illness-induced delirium—it is essentially procedural sedation for preoxygenation.
Date: 06/28/2012 - 06/28/2012
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