Adventures in Respiratory Therapy

Can we please stop being so scared of trying higher PEEP?

October 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Can we please stop being so scared of trying higher PEEP?

Potentially modifiable factors contributing to outcome from acute respiratory distress syndrome: the LUNG SAFE study Purpose To improve the outcome of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), one needs to identify potentially modifiable factors associated with mortality. Methods The large observational study to understand the global impact of severe acute respiratory failure (LUNG SAFE) was…

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Airway Lessons for Medical Learners

June 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Airway Lessons for Medical Learners

Here’s a great collection of videos regarding airway management. Excellent for medical learners.

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American Thoracic Society – Best of ATS Video Lecture Series Winners

June 4, 2016 | Comments Off on American Thoracic Society – Best of ATS Video Lecture Series Winners

Intro to Bronchoscopy: Lower Airway Anatomy

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AARC 2016 Congress

May 23, 2016 | Comments Off on AARC 2016 Congress

This year the AARC Congress is back in San Antonio Texas.  If you haven’t been to an AARC congress you really should go.  Being with thousands of Respiratory Therapists gathering to learn and to see new and interesting products is pretty exciting.  This year I was asked to present two topics, and I’ll keep them…

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CSRT 2016 Education Conference 

May 22, 2016 | Comments Off on CSRT 2016 Education Conference 

This year I am not speaking as part of the main program but will be speaking at one of the Industry Sessions on Saturday.  You can find out more information about the session by following this link to the CSRT Conference website.  I will be attending the President’s Banquet on Saturday and performing a new song…

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Effect of Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Helmet vs Face Mask on the Rate of Endotracheal Intubation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome A Randomized Clinical Trial

May 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Effect of Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Helmet vs Face Mask on the Rate of Endotracheal Intubation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome A Randomized Clinical Trial

Perhaps the high failure of NIV in patients with hypoxic failure has been because we are doing it wrong!
Although this study is a single center study, the fact that it was stopped early for efficacy supports the idea of a multicenter study.

Now if only manufacturers in North America would get a license to sell these masks!

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Age, PaO2/FIO2, and Plateau Pressure Score: A Proposal for a Simple Outcome Score in Patients With the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

May 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Age, PaO2/FIO2, and Plateau Pressure Score: A Proposal for a Simple Outcome Score in Patients With the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

This article is hot off the press. A new mortality predictor for ARDS with high probability. Unfortunately, it is not an Open Access article. Hopefully like me you have some sort of institutional access to read the full paper.

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Mechanical ventilation of acute respiratory distress syndrome

May 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Mechanical ventilation of acute respiratory distress syndrome

Here’s a nice little article published last year. Brings up some of my favourite topics.

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Slack for Team Communication

May 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Slack for Team Communication

If you know what Slack is send me an email through the Contact Page and I’ll add you to the team. If you don’t know what Slack is, read more about it on the Slack website.

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Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock

May 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock
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