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Status Asthmaticus, “Answers”

1. When do you use NIPPV in status asthmaticus? The use of NIPPV (non-invasive positive pressure ventilation) for respiratory failure has been proven to be beneficial and widely accepted in practice for multiple indications including COPD exacerbations and pulmonary edema … Continue reading

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Status Asthmaticus, Questions

1. When do you use non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in status asthmaticus? 2. Do you start inhaled corticosteroids on asthma patients who are going to be discharged from the ED? 3. When, if ever, do you use ketamine for induction, or for … Continue reading

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Airway and Sedation, “Answers”

Question #1: Do you reach for video laryngoscopy or direct laryngoscopy first for intubations? Tracheal intubation is a fundamental skill for EM providers to master. Historically, direct laryngoscopy (DL) has been the modality of choice for endotracheal intubation, with a … Continue reading

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Questions, Airway and Sedation 2014

1. Do you reach for video laryngoscopy or direct laryngoscopy first for intubations? 2. Do you use cricoid pressure during induction and paralysis? 3. How long do you keep patients NPO prior to procedural sedation? 4. When using ketamine for … Continue reading

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Seizure, “Answers”

1. Which benzodiazepine do you prefer for the treatment of status epilepticus (SE)? Which do you prefer for pediatric patients? An epileptic seizure (ES) is defined as an abrupt disruption in brain function secondary to abnormal neuronal firing, and is … Continue reading

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