ICU Airway Management

Perhaps because most of our Intensivists are part time Anaesthetists the UK  discussion of critical care airway management is eclipsed by the vociferous new world considerations of this topic, with many examples of what we/I would consider extreme such as the routine preparation for “emergency cric’s” in emergency patients. On that note, this month’s questions: 1. … More ICU Airway Management

Rib fractures – Sira Debate

This month’s question: What factors should influence the decision to proceed to surgical fixation of rib fractures? Does anyone have any experience/anecdotes of rib fixation improving the clinical position of a patient? What regional analgesic strategies have people employed and have these been successful? This month’s very recent paper comes out of SJUH’s Thoracic team on … More Rib fractures – Sira Debate

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This month’s question: What factors should influence the decision to proceed to surgical fixation of rib fractures? Does anyone have any experience/anecdotes of rib fixation improving the clinical position of a patient? What regional analgesic strategies have people employed and have these been successful? This month’s very recent paper comes out of SJUH’s Thoracic team on … More Next debate