Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) mode of mechanical ventilation is an elevated CPAP level with timed pressure releases. This mode allows for spontaneous breathing, and is especially useful for patients with ARDS, pneumonia, or trauma.
Some of the newest shortages that physicians are facing is droperidol and atropine. At my institution droperidol is widely used (over 900 doses per month) for treatment of acute migrainous headaches, antiemetic, and agitation. Atropine is a nonselective muscarinic acetylcholinergic
Without notice even the smallest EDs can be thrust into the limelight after a disaster. As a physician leader, handling public relations represents its own challenge during a time of crisis. We will share with you some simple tips and precautions of dealing with the media after a mass casualty situation.
The flipped classroom concept allows learners to acquire the basic information outside of class to allow active learning during conference periods. This knowledge application time should clarify concepts, make decisions, and see consequences.
The evidence is accumulating that hyperthermia following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs frequently and worsens neurological outcomes. An interesting paper, Neurocrit Care. 2009;11(1):82-7, showed improved neurological incomes in patients who maintained normothermia. Bas