Infection control in operating rooms for COVID-19 patients
Conclusion: Medical staff performing surgeries for COVID-19 patients are at very high risk of infection. Therefore, the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, high-efficiency viral filters in breathing circuits during anesthesia, and disinfection of contaminated equipment after the operation are mandatory. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovery after prolonged ICU treatment in patients with COVID-19,
Detailed follow-up data from survivors of both ARDS and SARS-CoV2,3 show that a large proportion of patients have physical and cognitive impairments for weeks to years after ICU discharge, and suggest that some disability might be permanent. Persistent weakness affects over 25% of patients, with substantial functional dependency in activities of daily living, including mobility and self-care. Peripheral nerve injuries from positioning, joint contracture from immobility, and oral or laryngeal injuries from protracted endotracheal intubation during the ICU stay are common. Tracheal stenosis might be more frequent than was pr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Intervention May Be Best for Intubation-Related Laryngeal Injury Early Intervention May Be Best for Intubation-Related Laryngeal Injury
Compared with delayed treatment, functional outcomes appear better in patients who receive prompt attention to laryngeal injury resulting from endotracheal intubation, according to a retrospective cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Severe Covid-19, NEJM
Article begins with case vignette followed by a review of initial steps, basics of respiratory care, endotracheal intubation, ventilator management, refractory hypoxemia, therapy, and areas of uncertainty followed by authors ' clinical recommendations on managing the case in hand. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Endotracheal Intubation Used For?
Title: What Is Endotracheal Intubation Used For?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Equipment and Medications Are Required for Endotracheal Intubation?
Title: What Equipment and Medications Are Required for Endotracheal Intubation?Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CDC Warns Parents To Be On Lookout For Acute Flaccid Myelitis In Children
(CNN) — Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018, when 238 cases were diagnosed across the US, the CDC said. Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Fact Sheet This year is likely to see another upsurge but things will be complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. “AFM is a priority for CDC as we prepare for a possible outbreak this year...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Acute Flaccid Myelitis CNN Source Type: news

A New Position for Intubation of Obese Females A New Position for Intubation of Obese Females
The authors present a modified-ramped position which facilitates ease of endotracheal intubation and improves the laryngeal view in obese female patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Endotracheal Intubation of COVID-19 Patients: Recommendations Endotracheal Intubation of COVID-19 Patients: Recommendations
This brief report presents updated guidance related to self-protection when intubating suspected or confirmed patients with COVID-19.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Baseline Characteristics and Outcomes of 1591 Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 Admitted to ICUs of the Lombardy Region, Italy.
In this retrospective case series that involved 1591 critically ill patients admitted from February 20 to March 18, 2020, 99% (1287 of 1300 patients) required respiratory support, including endotracheal intubation in 88% and noninvasive ventilation in 11%; ICU mortality was 26%. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Respiratory Failure?
Discussion The respiratory system is a complex system. The upper airways must remain patient. The lower airways must interface with the vascular system. The musculoskeletal system must provide mechanical function and the central nervous system must provide overall control. Respiratory failure occurs when the overall system cannot support the body’s necessarily ventilation, oxygenation or both. Children are at higher risk of respiratory failure. They have few intrinsic lung parenchyma problems, but have very small airways that increase the airflow resistance by themselves but then have to contend with problems such as...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Cutting Edge of Adult Cricothyrotomy: Are EMS Protocols Keeping Up?
An ALS unit is dispatched for an adult patient complaining of severe painful swallowing and difficulty breathing. Upon arrival the patient is acutely decompensating with increasing respiratory effort and diminished color. Supplemental oxygen isn’t providing adequate perfusion. Due to the patient’s rapidly deteriorating condition, the decision is made to intubate. As the laryngoscope is slid beyond the oral cavity, severe epiglottic swelling is visualized. After one intubation attempt the swelling worsens. At this point, endotracheal intubation is not feasible. With no options left, the paramedic resorts to reaching for...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Garrett Thompson, AEMT, BS, MPH Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Succinylcholine vs. Rocuronium: Battle of the RSI Paralytics
You arrive on scene in an apartment to find a 25-year-old female who’s unresponsive and apneic in the bathroom by her roommate, covered in vomitus and surrounded by empty medication containers and a bottle of tequila. The patient’s roommate notes that the patient has a history of depression and drug abuse, takes “some medication every night,” and that the patient had been crying all day after her boyfriend broke up with her. Naloxone was administered by police with no effect, and the patient fails to breathe adequately on her own despite airway repositioning and suctioning. You quickly decide this patient requires ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joslyn Joseph, DO, EMT Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Settlement in Bellingham (WA) Fire Department Intubation Case
  The city of Bellingham (WA) is settling a claim for damages after fire department personnel practiced endotracheal intubation techniques on a deceased man last year, according to a report. The Bellingham Herald reports that the City Council authorized the mayor to settle the claims for $75,000. Last July, 11 fire department employees admitted to performing "tube checks" on the body of Bradley Ginn Sr. while he was on the floor of Station 1. His body was waiting to be picked up to be taken to a funeral home. Ginn's son, Bradley Ginn Jr., filed a claim for $200,000 in damages. Besides to ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Settlement in Bellingham (WA) Fire Department Intubation Case
  The city of Bellingham (WA) is settling a claim for damages after fire department personnel practiced endotracheal intubation techniques on a deceased man last year, according to a report. The Bellingham Herald reports that the City Council authorized the mayor to settle the claims for $75,000. Last July, 11 fire department employees admitted to performing "tube checks" on the body of Bradley Ginn Sr. while he was on the floor of Station 1. His body was waiting to be picked up to be taken to a funeral home. Ginn's son, Bradley Ginn Jr., filed a claim for $200,000 in damages. Besides to ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news