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This space is organized from rapid review to deep dive; bringing you the most essential knowledge first. Getting started is as simple as scrolling down. You can also customize your learning and go directly to a topic by clicking on any link in the navigation tool below.πŸ‘‡

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Rapid Review

World moving too slow for you? Want it in 60 seconds or less? Have some fun and get some high speed hits of essential knowledge with the selection below and prime yourself for the deeper dive that comes next. ⏩

Rapid Review – The BONES mnemonic. What is it and how should you use it.

How is the BONES mnemonic useful?
rapid review – the two thumbs down

Why Two Thumbs Down? 🎧
dive deeper

Got some time? Slow it down and dive deeper into the material on this topic with the selections below 🀿

BVM In the age of covid (1:43 min)

Face mask ventilation in the time of COVID19 requires added safety measures. As an aerosolizing procedure, full PPE and the addition of a viral filter as well as maintaining a good mask seal during ventilation are critical. See the set-up here: βœ‹

first effort BVM – step by step

You want you’re first attempt at face mask ventilation to be successful. This technique is the most likely to get you there. βœ‹

You don’t always get it right the first time. That’s okay. But you do need to be able to problem-solve in real time to achieve your best effort. We call this the Oxygenation Cycle. Just scroll down to see the essential optimization sequence for the BVM. πŸ‘‡

If you want to take a deeper dive into this concept of the Oxygenation Cycle you can learn more here.

rapid optimization guided audio

Guided visualization is a valuable training tool. Use this audio to walk yourself through the steps of optimizing your BVM until you can do it on your own without the audio. βœ‹

the Airway Adjuncts

Airway obstruction caused by the soft tissues of the oropharynx are a common cause of difficulty with FMV. The OPA and NPA are optimization tools to help bypass those obstructions. Learn how to place them here. βœ‹

listen to what the bag tells you βœ‹

The “bag” of the bag valve mask can give you a lot of critical information that can help you problem-solve in real time. Here is a quick discussion on this topic we think is helpful

Demonstration of PEEP with Emilio

Many BVMs don’t come with an essential piece of equipment attached: the PEEP valve. This important accessory will help you optimize your ability to recruit alveoli in a hypoxic patient. βœ‹

The Effect of PEEP on human lungs in the PAC anatomy lab – Chris Root MD
Time for some hands on training

It’s not over! We designed this space for integration with hands on training opportunities. If you’re exploring this content in one of our pop-up training labs, use the equipment here for self-practice in a judgement free zone. If you’re with us at a PAC Live!! event don’t pass up on all the hands on learning, coaching, and simulation challenges connected with these digital spaces!

We recommend learning these skills using the self-practice tools below before leaving this space πŸ‘‡

First EffortOptimization
  1. Two thumbs down & jaw thrust up.
  2. Rapid Optimization
    1. OPA & NPA placement
    2. PEEP Valve placement
Related Content

Want to continue on this journey. Below is a bundle of related content for you to explore.

Join us as we explore the strange disconnect between this supposedly fundamental skill set and its real world implementation.

A closer look at a BVM will give you a renewed appreciation for it’s design and will make your use of the device better. Let’s take a look πŸ‘‡

THe bigger picture: the BVM is just one of three upper airway lifelines

The BVM doesn’t exist in isolation. It’s one tool to successfully oxygenate your patient. The Vortex Approach is described by its creator as a “high acuity tool” that provides a valuable framework to help you prioritize oxygenation by integrating it with the other airway lifelines. When you’re ready you can take a deeper dive on this concept here.

curated FOAMED

We curate some of the best FOAMed resources so you can dive deeper into this topic and also build your learning network. Follow some of these great educators for great learning. We do!!

The classic #foamed video on BVM

Reuben Strayer is one of our favorites! We think you’ll enjoy his practical insights and dry wit on this one. Then follow him on Twitter to build your learning network.

For in person learners, locate any of the posters below within the installation to continue your training. Then snap the QR codes embedded within them to access the learning space.

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