Category Archives: Vent

Ventilator Management

By Jake Isserman, MD Please refer to EMRAP An asthmatic patient had failed NIV and been intubated.  The vent alarm was continuously sounding—for high peak pressure. He was sating 100%.   The team had been adjusting the settings and had … Continue reading

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The Crashing Asthmatic

By Zara Mathews, MD Please refer to EMCRIT Podcast #16 What to do when an intubated asthmatic starts to crash? FIRST disconnect vent from ET tube breath stacking can stop venous return to heart  will hear gush of air from … Continue reading

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Post-Intubation Package

By Christie Lech, MD Emcrit: Post-Intubation Package Number 1, know the analgesia and sedation agents you want Secure the tube – the Hollister anchor device is recommended because it 1) doesn’t block the mouth and 2) does not cause pressure … Continue reading

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Dominating the Vent

By George Lim, MD EMCrit: Dominating the Vent In the ED when you see patients about to be placed on vents, just think: Obstruction (ie asthma, COPD) vs Lung injury (ie. everyone else)? -       Simplifying vent parameters Tidal volume (Vt) … Continue reading

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