Wed, 22 April 2020
Throughout the pandemic, there has been considerable discussion about the possibility of running our of ventilators. One potential solution that was brought forward was putting multiple patients on a single ventilator. This is a lot harder than merely attaching a plastic splitter on a ventilator. In this episode, we explain safety and physiological considerations. Also, we briefly discuss specific patient care issues and ventilator settings if your circumstance requires you to adopt this approach.
Direct download: ICR_VentSplit042220_1587605553.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT
Sun, 12 April 2020
This week we have a brief conversation about prone mechanical ventilation for ARDS. Does it provide a benefit? When should we use it, and why does it work? I hope this is helpful as prone ventilation has been reported to provide benefit to patients with ARDS secondary to Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Direct download: ICR_Prone_041220_1586724164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT
Sun, 5 April 2020
Today we discuss the approach to oxygenating and mechanically ventilating a patient suffering from ARDS. We will cover elements relevant and essential in the management of COVID patients and all others with ARDS.
Direct download: ICR_ARDSCOVID_0405202b_1586108397.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 11:13am EDT