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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 the event of an otherwise difficult airway and is something...

Peak Pressures vs Plateau Pressures

An important aspect of understanding mechanical ventilation is knowing how to interpret peak inspiratory pressures (Ppeak) and plateau pressures (Pplat). What's the difference, and why does it even matter? Think of the ventilator, inspiratory limb...

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