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Intubation critical care

Shannon M Fernando, Douglas P Barnaby, Christophe L Herry, E John Gallagher, Nathan I Shapiro, Andrew J E Seely
BACKGROUND: Early emergency department (ED) identification of septic patients at risk of deterioration is critical. Lactate is associated with 28-day mortality in admitted patients, but little evidence exists on its use in predicting short-term deterioration. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the role of initial serum lactate for prediction of short-term deterioration in stable ED patients with suspected sepsis. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of adult ED sepsis patients...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Daniel T Cater, Alvaro J Tori, Elizabeth A S Moser, Courtney M Rowan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the validity of the Bedside Pediatric Early Warning Score system in the hematopoietic cell transplant population, and to determine if the addition of weight gain further strengthens the association with need for PICU admission. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients from 2009 to 2016. Daily Pediatric Early Warning Score and weights were collected during hospitalization. Logistic regression was used to identify associations between maximum Pediatric Early Warning Score or Pediatric Early Warning Score plus weight gain and the need for PICU intervention...
March 7, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Mary Jo Grap, Cindy L Munro, Christine M Schubert, Paul A Wetzel, Ruth S Burk, Anathea Pepperl, Valentina Lucas
BACKGROUND: Although higher backrest elevation may be a theoretical risk for integrity of sacral tissues, few data support use of high backrest elevation. OBJECTIVE: To describe the effect of backrest elevation on the integrity of sacral tissue in critically ill adults receiving mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Patients from 3 critical care units (surgical trauma, medical respiratory, and neuroscience) who were expected to have mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours were intubated and mechanical ventilation was started...
March 2018: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Kamath Sriganesh, Jason W Busse, Harsha Shanthanna, Venkatapura J Ramesh
Background and Aims: There is a paucity of clinical practice guidelines for the ideal approach to airway management in patients with cervical spine instability (CSI). The aim of this survey was to evaluate preferences, perceptions and practices regarding airway management in patients with CSI among neuroanaesthesiologists practicing in India. Methods: A 25-item questionnaire was circulated for cross-sectional survey to 378 members of the Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC) by E-mail...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Abdullah AlShammari, Aman Inayah, Nasir Ali Afsar, Akram Nurhussen, Amna Siddiqui, Muhammad Lucman Anwer, Sadek Obeidat, Mohammed Khaled Bakro, Tawfik Samer Abu Assale, Eyad Almidani, Abdullah Alsonbul, Sami Alhaider, Ibrahim Bin Hussain, Emad Khadawardi, Muhammad Zafar
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of simulation training on paediatric residents' confidence and skills in managing advanced skills in critical care. METHODS: The study was conducted at Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from March to June 2016, and comprised junior residents in paediatrics. All paediatric residents (years 1 and 2) were recruited into two workshops, held one week apart. The first workshop covered lumbar puncture/ cerebrospinal fluid interpretation, oral intubation, bone marrow aspiration, and critical airway management...
February 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
M G Gómez-Prieto, M R Míguez-Crespo, J R Jiménez-Del-Valle, M D González-Caro, I Marmesat-Ríos, J Garnacho-Montero
OBJECTIVE: To know organization, management and training in airway (AW) in Spanish Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with special interest in difficult airway (DAW). DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study and χ2 subanalysis, conducted through a national survey from november 1th to december 15th, 2016. With the SEMICYUC's support, an online questionnaire of 27 items was sent to 179 ICUs. SETTING: ICUs of public, private centers, and consortia...
February 18, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
Ryan J Reichert, Megan Gothard, M David Gothard, Hamilton P Schwartz, Michael T Bigham
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation (TI) is a lifesaving critical care skill. Failed TI attempts, however, can harm patients. Critical care transport (CCT) teams function as the first point of critical care contact for patients being transported to tertiary medical centers for specialized surgical, medical, and trauma care. The Ground and Air Medical qUality in Transport (GAMUT) Quality Improvement Collaborative uses a quality metric database to track CCT quality metric performance, including TI...
February 21, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Chris Williams, Andrew Parry
Assisting with tracheal intubation is an aspect of clinical practice that requires knowledge and skill if the procedure is to be carried out in a timely and safe manner. Maintaining this knowledge and skill requires good quality education and regular opportunities to practise. These two factors appear to be inconsistent in critical care units. This article details an audit performed on a large tertiary referral centre critical care unit. It was undertaken in two phases: the first was a self-assessment of knowledge and the second was a practical assessment of the audit subjects in a simulated setting...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Mohamad-Hani A Temsah, Fahad M Al-Sohime, Fahad A Bashiri, Ayman A Al-Eyadhy, Gamal M Hasan, Ali A Alhaboob
OBJECTIVE: To explore therapeutic attitude of healthcare providers practicing in pediatric critical care in Saudi Arabia toward patients with Spinal Muscular Atroph (SMA) Type I, and to explore their awareness about the International Consensus statement for SMA care. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in April 2015 during 6th Saudi Critical Care Conference, targeting physicians and respiratory therapists practicing in Pediatric Critical Care. RESULTS: Sixty participants accepted to participate in this survey...
January 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Gregory J Stevens, Joel W Warfel, James K Aden, Scott D Blackwell
Introduction: Endotracheal intubation is a medical procedure that is often indicated in both the perioperative and critical care environments. Cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETT) allow for safer and more efficient delivery of positive pressure ventilation, as well as create a barrier to reduce the risk of micro-aspiration and anesthetic pollution in the operating room environment. Over-inflation of the endotracheal cuff can lead to serious and harmful sequelae. This study aimed to assess if departmental education paired with ready access to a manometer to assess cuff pressure would result in an improvement in the proportion of ETT cuff pressures in the goal range...
February 13, 2018: Military Medicine
Joshua T Bucher, Christopher Bryczkowski, Grant Wei, Renee L Riggs, Anoop Kotwal, Brian Sumner, Jonathan V McCoy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to investigate rates of individual procedures performed by residents in our emergency medicine (EM) residency program. Different programs expose residents to different training environments. Our hypothesis is that ultrasound examinations are the most commonly performed procedure in our residency. METHODS: The study took place in an academic level I trauma center with multiple residency and fellowship programs including surgery, surgical critical care, trauma, medicine, pulmonary/critical care, anesthesiology and others...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Michael S Green, Johann J Mathew, Lia J Michos, Parmis Green, Mansoor M Aman
Introduction: An acquired Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is commonly caused by a malignancy or trauma, with pulmonary infection or aspiration being the presenting symptom. However, in the critical care setting the presentation can be subtle and may present with difficult ventilation. High endotracheal tube cuff pressures can lead to tracheal erosions and thus increasing the chances for developing a TEF. Prolonged intubation in the presence of other risk factors like poor general state of health, episodic hypotension, nasogastric tubes, and repeated intubations can increase the likelihood of developing an acquired TEF...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Jason Powell, James Garnett, Michael W Mather, Faye A H Cooles, Andrew Nelson, Bernard Verdon, Jon Scott, Kasim Jiwa, Marie-Hélène Ruchaud-Sparagano, Stephen P Cummings, John D Perry, Stephen E Wright, Janet A Wilson, Jeffrey Pearson, Chris Ward, A John Simpson
RATIONALE: Aspiration of infective subglottic secretions causes ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in mechanically ventilated patients. Mechanisms underlying subglottic colonization in critical illness have not been defined, limiting strategies for targeted prevention of VAP. OBJECTIVES: To characterize subglottic host defense dysfunction in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). To determine whether subglottic mucin contributes to neutrophil phagocytic impairment and bacterial growth...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Rosalie Yandell, Marianne Chapman, Stephanie O'Connor, Alison Shanks, Kylie Lange, Adam Deane
AIM: To determine whether the placement of a post-pyloric feeding tube (PPFT) can be taught safely and effectively to a critical care dietitian. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted in an adult intensive care unit (ICU). The intervention consisted of 19 attempts at post-pyloric intubation by the dietitian. The 10 'learning' attempts were performed by the dietitian under the direction of an experienced (having completed in excess of 50 successful tube placements) user...
February 2018: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
Aayush Gabrani, Taiki Kojima, Ronald C Sanders, Asha Shenoi, Vicki Montgomery, Simon J Parsons, Sandeep Gangadharan, Sholeen Nett, Natalie Napolitano, Keiko Tarquinio, Dennis W Simon, Anthony Lee, Guillaume Emeriaud, Michelle Adu-Darko, John S Giuliano, Keith Meyer, Ana Lia Graciano, David A Turner, Conrad Krawiec, Adnan M Bakar, Lee A Polikoff, Margaret Parker, Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky, Benjamin Crulli, Paula Vanderford, Ryan K Breuer, Eleanor Gradidge, Aline Branca, Lily B Grater-Welt, David Tellez, Lisa V Wright, Matthew Pinto, Vinay Nadkarni, Akira Nishisaki
OBJECTIVES: As of July 2013, pediatric resident trainee guidelines in the United States no longer require proficiency in nonneonatal tracheal intubation. We hypothesized that laryngoscopy by pediatric residents has decreased over time, with a more pronounced decrease after this guideline change. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Twenty-five PICUs at various children's hospitals across the United States. PATIENTS: Tracheal intubations performed in PICUs from July 2010 to June 2016 in the multicenter tracheal intubation database (National Emergency Airway Registry for Children)...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Atsushi Kawaguchi, Charlene C Nielsen, Gonzalo G Guerra, L Duncan Saunders, Yutaka Yasui, Allan DeCaen
OBJECTIVE: Specialized pediatric critical care transport teams are essential to pediatric retrieval systems. This study aims to describe the contemporary transports performed by a Canadian pediatric critical care transport team and to compare the treatment and outcomes of children referred from high-level care (hospitals offering pediatric services where an adult ICU exists) and nonhigh-level care (all other hospitals) hospitals. DESIGN: A descriptive cohort study...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
C Baillard, G Prat, B Jung, E Futier, J Y Lefrant, F Vincent, A Hamdi, E Vicaut, S Jaber
BACKGROUND: Previous data showed that non-invasive ventilation (NIV) applied for 3 min before tracheal intubation ensured better oxygenation compared with using a non-rebreather bag-valve-mask. We aimed to determine whether preoxygenation using NIV is effective in reducing the incidence of organ dysfunction in hypoxaemic, critically ill patients in intensive care. METHODS: A multicentre, randomised, open-label trial evaluating 100% FiO2 administered with NIV (99 patients) vs with face mask (102 patients) for 3 min before tracheal intubation...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
A Higgs, B A McGrath, C Goddard, J Rangasami, G Suntharalingam, R Gale, T M Cook
These guidelines describe a comprehensive strategy to optimize oxygenation, airway management, and tracheal intubation in critically ill patients, in all hospital locations. They are a direct response to the 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Difficult Airway Society, which highlighted deficient management of these extremely vulnerable patients leading to major complications and avoidable deaths. They are founded on robust evidence where available, supplemented by expert consensus opinion where it is not...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Ashleigh Delorenzo, Toby St Clair, Emily Andrew, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is an advanced airway procedure for critically ill or injured patients. Paramedic-performed RSI in the prehospital setting remains controversial, as unsuccessful or poorly conducted RSI is known to result in significant complications. In Victoria, intensive care flight paramedics (ICFPs) have a broad scope of practice including RSI in both the adult and pediatric population. We sought to describe the success rates and characteristics of patients undergoing RSI by ICFPs in Victoria, Australia...
February 6, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Jessica A Schults, Marie Cooke, Debbie A Long, Andreas Schibler, Robert S Ware, Marion L Mitchell
INTRODUCTION: Endotracheal suction (ETS) is a frequent and necessary airway intervention for the intubated child. The aim of ETS is to clear the endotracheal tube and airways of respiratory secretions; however, the methods of performing ETS are varied. Internationally a number of ETS treatments are in use. Many have not been rigorously evaluated in a randomised controlled trial setting, and it is uncertain whether any are associated with better outcomes for the critically ill child. With approximately 50% of paediatric intensive care admissions requiring intubation, ETS interventions that maximise the efficacy and minimise the complications of ETS could translate to improved health for substantial numbers of critically ill children, and significant cost savings...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Open
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