The Critical Care Triad - The Ventilator Podcast

Caleb Curtis, Jerome Lovelady & Michael Schauf

Discussing ventilator management in the Prehospital transport environment. We discuss scenario based content coupled current evidence-based literature to provide the latest and best content to our listeners. Our goal and vision is to strengthen the providers in our industry by helping provide an interactive learning platform.

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Episode #11 - Case Study: The Asthmatic Patient
21-08-2023
Episode #11 - Case Study: The Asthmatic Patient
In this episode we discuss a case scenario of Asthma exacerbation. This can be one of the most challenging patients to manage on the ventilator. If at all possible we try not to intubate these patients, however there are times when this happens. We will discuss clinical treatment, ventilator management, and what our rolls are as transport clinicians in the transport of these patients. References: 1) National Asthma Education and Prevention Program: Expert Panel Report III: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. Bethesda, MD. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2007. (NIH publication no. 08-4051) www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm (Accessed on September 19, 2018).2) McFadden ER Jr, Lyons HA. Arterial-blood gas tension in asthma. N Engl J Med. 1968 May 9;278(19):1027-32. doi: 10.1056/NEJM196805092781901. PMID: 5644962.3) Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention. www.ginasthma.org (Accessed on February 13, 2022)4) National Asthma Education and Prevention Program: Expert Panel Report III: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. Bethesda, MD. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2007. (NIH publication no. 08-4051) www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm (Accessed on September 19, 2018).5) Rowe BH, Spooner C, Ducharme FM, Bretzlaff JA, Bota GW. Early emergency department treatment of acute asthma with systemic corticosteroids. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2001;(1):CD002178. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002178. PMID: 11279756.6) Menzies-Gow A, Busse WW, Castro M, Jackson DJ. Prevention and Treatment of Asthma Exacerbations in Adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 Jul;9(7):2578-2586. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2021.05.016. PMID: 34246434.7) Nanchal R, Kumar G, Majumdar T, et al. Utilization of mechanical ventilation for asthma exacerbations: analysis of a national database. Respir Care 2014; 59:644.& so much moreA bi-monthly podcast where we share the stories of our Caregivers, patients and...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify