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Monday, July 30, 2018

Preintubation Oxygenation Optimization

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EMCrit - July 28, 2018 - By Scott Weingart
..."I was recently part of a conversation on a mailing list with a group working on an ETO2 project. During a discussion of the above ideas, Nick Caputo (of amazing-airway-studies fame) said the better term may be Oxygenation Optimization. That was pretty good, but it did not form the properly scatological acronym that we need here on EMCrit. Henceforth I will refer to…

Preintubation Oxygenation Optimization
POO consists of 3 separate acts, all of which are essential to prevent rapid desaturation during airway management:
  1. Denitrogenation 
  2. Physio Shunt Redution/Elimination
  3. Optimization of SvO2"

For More on Preox, see the EMCrit Preox Page