apneic oxygenation

Burritomedic1127

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Good stuff. Where I work we use CCR during a cardiac arrest, no ventilations for the first 8 mins of the code. Just a NRB and OPA/NPA whichever, with the thought process of the compressions pulling in oxygen by the negative pressure. Crews have been putting NC with the NRB so when they go to intubate the pt after 8 mins the pt is still receiving some oxygen. Cool article
 

SeeNoMore

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I am glad people are reading about this and modifying their practice. Very few airway management scenarios in EMS/Critical Care Transport are so time sensitive that intubation has to be performed prior to appropriate preperation, pre medication and oxygenation. And some patients will do very poorly if they are hastily intubated without a well organized approach and appropriate post intubation management.
 

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