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Friday, September 2, 2016

Initial Mechanical Ventilation in the ED

Resultado de imagen de annals of emergency medicine
 Weingart S. [Ann Emerg Med. 2016;-:1-4.]
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.04.059
"The ventilator lectures given to most fledgling emergency physicians are often so complex and abstruse that many simply resign themselves to mute dependence on the respiratory therapist’s settings. I have been guilty of delivering lectures such as these in the past. This piece represents a hopeful departure from this complexity. Understanding simple ventilator strategies, lung protective and obstructive, will give a good foundation and management base for the first few hours of an emergency department (ED) patient’s care. The following recommendations, when not specifically referenced, are based on my practice because there is a dearth of trials analyzing most components of ventilator management.."