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PHARM Podcast 134 Preoxygenation – towards best emergency practice

courtesy of Dr Nicholas Chrimes

courtesy of Dr Nicholas Chrimes

Take home messages: Use well fitted mask with BVM or Mapelson type breathing circuit. Add nasal cannula if you think the patient will require extra oxygen flow due to respiratory demand. Avoid Non Rebreather Mask if possible, as too much leak. If only choice then definitely add second oxygen source like nasal cannulae.

Show notes:

Efficacy of Nasal Cannula Oxygen as a Preoxygenation Adjunct in Emergency Airway Management

Assessment of Common Preoxygenation Strategies Outside of the Operating Room Environment

Preoxygenation and Prevention of Desaturation During Emergency Airway Management

Demonstration of Factors Influencing Performance of Oxygen Delivery Devices

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