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Hyperventilation And The Bohr Effect

Often times we hyperventilate patients in the operating room with the justification that a low PaCO2 will suppress a patient's desire to take spontaneous breaths...

Ventilation and Intubation

One of the most essential skills of airway management is the ability to bag ventilate a patient. This can be a reassuring sign in...

Peak Pressures vs Plateau Pressures

Mechanical ventilation is routinely utilized in critical care, so understanding the various modes, weaning parameters, and troubleshooting common problems is essential to any medical...


Anesthesiology chief resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine and future combined fellow in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard looking to improve medical education and patient safety with technology and quality initiatives.