Respiratory

See here for Respiratory resources!

ALiEM PV Card – Difficult Airway Predictors Mnemonics – When an emergent airway comes to your ED as a walk in, you may not have time to prepare. But when a patient gets BIBALS with a tenuous airway — you may have time to prepare your tools to maximize your chances of success. Review these predictors for difficult airways, and if you get a chance to ask Dr. Barton ask him for some of his airway expertise. Better yet, read the chapter he wrote.

ALiEM PV Card – PE Clinical Decision Rules – To PE or not to PE, that is the question! When patients present to the ED with pleuritic chest pain, it’s important to remember your clinical decision rules. Because, well, you can’t scan and radiate every single patient with CP!

http://www.emergucate.com/2016/08/15/invasive-positive-pressure-ventilation/ – We don’t use all of the vent settings that often get used upstairs in the ICU or OR, but it’s important to remember the different types of settings and how to manipulate the vent when your patient does not respond well. See this blog post for an overview of common vent settings!