• Questions regarding intubation. Should we be opting for aggressive airway management with intubation or SGA on VSA patients as well as severely obtunded non-asthmatic patients where patient presentation would allow? Should this take precedence over ACLS drugs during cardiac arrest? When intubated with inline filter in place are we permitted to BVM an normal rate?

    Published On: April 21, 2020
  • Question: The latest Memo regarding oxygen delivery states “IN ALL CASES where adult patients require high concentration oxygen, use high-concentration/low flow masks with a hydrophobic submicron filter” and then later reads that high concentration oxygen be avoided unless SGA. The instructions for the FLO2MAX mask our service carries instructs you to set the oxygen flow-meter to 15lpm, or to level prescribed by a physician. What do you recommend we set the flow meter at if we use these masks?

    Published On: April 20, 2020
  • Question: What is the best method to cover the King LT suction port? You mentioned this practice during your 2nd podcast.

    Published On: April 20, 2020
  • *UPDATED* Question: A work email came out on April 8 2020 that lists OBHG recommendations. On the list it states to withhold BVM ventilation in all spontaneously breathing patients that do not improve with BLS airway maneuvers and high conc/low flow mask with filter at 10L/min. A site from OBHG on March 20 2020 states to use BVM in patients with a resp rate < 6 or >40 and sats below 85% with oxygen or ETCO2 >50 and increasing by 5 %. I have also read to limit flow rates no higher than 5 L/M on April 8th it mentions 10 L/M. Can you please confirm a change has been made?

    Published On: April 16, 2020
  • Two questions First: Piggbacking on the question regarding nasal cannula vs NRM. Should the service be equipped with a filtered NRM is there a BETTER option between the filtered NRM or low flow nasal cannula. Keeping in mind that the filtered NRM fits large on many pt’s faces and isn’t like CPAP where a good seal is provided. Second: Is high flow oxygen considered aerosol generating where we should be wearing an N95 when providing or no? Thanks!

    Published On: April 1, 2020