What’s Your Diagnosis? Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the ED
January 20, 2021


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Evaluation and Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department right. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Neonatal Resuscitation
January 4, 2021


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Neonatal resuscitation is a high-risk event that may be required when a precipitous delivery occurs during prehospital transport or in the emergency department. Although neonatal resuscitation is not frequently needed, emergency clinicians must be prepared to manage neonates who require respiratory assistance. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Supraglottic Airway Devices for Pediatric Airway Management
December 2, 2020


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Endotracheal intubation can be difficult in the emergent situation, and it is important to have an appropriate backup strategy. Supraglottic airway devices have provided an alternative method for pediatric airway management that is relatively easy to learn, with a high success rate. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Neonatal Resuscitation in the Emergency Department
November 16, 2020


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Management of Pediatric Head and Neck Infections in the Emergency Department right. read more

Test Your Knowledge: High-Flow Nasal Cannula and Noninvasive Ventilation in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
October 27, 2020


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The use of high-flow nasal cannula and noninvasive ventilation has become increasingly common in emergency medicine as a first-line treatment of pediatric patients with respiratory distress secondary to asthma and bronchiolitis. When implemented in clinical practice, close monitoring of vital signs and ventilation parameters is warranted to identify possible signs of respiratory failure. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Mechanical Ventilation of Pediatric Patients in the ED
September 29, 2020


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When pediatric patients require mechanical ventilation in the emergency department, the emergency clinician should be prepared to select initial ventilator settings and respond to an intubated patient?s dynamic physiologic needs to ensure ongoing oxygenation, ventilation, and hemodynamic stability. Pressure-targeted ventilation is generally recommended in pediatric patients, with initial ventilator settings varying depending on age and the etiology of respiratory failure. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Supraglottic Airway Devices for Pediatric Airway Management in the ED
September 22, 2020


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Emergency Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents right. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Ventilator Management of Adult Patients in the ED
September 1, 2020


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There are a variety of ventilator options available to the emergency clinician, and decisions on choosing optimal settings will depend on the clinical circumstances. Understanding the latest literature in ventilator management can improve patient outcomes by ensuring optimal oxygenation and ventilation and reducing the potential for ventilator-induced lung injury. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? High-Flow Nasal Cannula and Noninvasive Ventilation in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
July 21, 2020


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Mechanical Ventilation of Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department right. read more

Ventilator Management in Adults: Initial Ventilator Settings
July 8, 2020


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There are a variety of ventilator options available to the emergency clinician, and decisions on choosing optimal settings will depend on the clinical circumstances.

Our recent?Emergency Medicine Practice?course,?Ventilator Management of Adult Patients in the Emergency Department,?reviews the most appropriate ventilator settings for a variety of conditions in intubated adult patients presenting to the emergency department, and gives recommendations on monitoring the ventilated patient and making ventilator adjustments.?

You can?preview?some of the example?ventilator settings from the course in the tables below.? read more