NEXTGEN LEARNING DESIGNED TO ELEVATE YOUR AIRWAY PRACTICE
optimize & escalate
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Pre-oxygenation of your patient is its own procedure with a distinct bundle of concepts and skills required to be successful. The goal is to improve safe apnea time. In this space, we focus on optimizing the initial pre-ox and then discuss how to escalate your approach for a patient with refractory hypoxia.
optimize your initial pre-ox strategy
Memory Aid Pearl: The Triple 15 Rule for preoxygenation – an easy way to remember how to maximize oxygen delivery during the pre-intubation phase
- 15 L O2 by nasal cannula +
- 15 L O2 by non-rebreather & if oxygen saturation <100% then replace NRB with
- 15 cm H2O of CPAP while maintaining nasal cannula
Critically ill patients can remain refractory to your initial efforts at pre-oxygenation. When this happens you need a strategy. Let us give you ours in under 44 seconds.
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