RESPIRATORY – Ax vivas

HYPOXIA – multipurpose opening lines

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PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS

This article gives a very practical way of interpreting pulmonary function tests: as the title suggests – recognise the pattern and the diagnosis will follow. Obstructive, restrictive or normal?…

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine-2003-Al-Ashkar-866

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 CXR tutorial

This is one of the best tuition, self-test and review sites from the University of Virginia

http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/cxr/

ABG tutorial

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Why must it be so complicated?

It’s not!

http://www.acid-base.com

Dr Kerry Brandis’ website is a detailed and excellent review of acid-base physiology/pathophysiology:

http://www.anaesthesiamcq.com/AcidBaseBook/ABindex.php

AIRWAY DIFFICULTIES

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When asked a question about airway management, the answer should reflect the high degree of fluency, evidence basis and expertise expected of a specialist anaesthetist. AIRWAY DIFFICULTIES are our job to manage.

CICO – can’t intubate, can’t ventilate

This video was made from clips taken at one of the CICO workshops at the Gold Coast ASA NSC in 2014

Here is just an introductory video regarding LMA/ETT insertion. The highlight is the emphasis on ventilation (by whatever means, using any aids or manoeuvers) rather than intubation.

 

TRACHEAL STENOSIS

Post tracheostomy stenosis treated with graft. Patient presenting for shoulder surgery requiring intubation.