Difficult Airway Management in the OR (Anesthesia Crisis: Can't Ventilate or Intubate)
Mscore = In anesthesiology, the Mallampati score, also Mallampati classification is used to predict the ease of intubation. A high Mallampati score (class 4) is associated with more difficult intubation as well as a higher incidence of sleep apnea. The goal is to assess whether the upper airways may be seen easily during tracheal intubation. The higher the score, the higher the risk of a difficult intubation.
Anesthesia Equipment: Breathing Circuits
A CRNA Vs. a Physician
Advanced practice nurses have a great deal in common with physicians. Both prescribe medications, diagnose & treat diseases and injuries, & order laboratory and other diagnostic tests. Certified registered nurse anesthetists are advanced practice nurses who are most similar to anesthesiologists, and they may be doctors of nursing as well. It can be pretty difficult to determine the difference between these nurses and a doctor such as an anesthesiologist because what they do is so similar.
When in Doubt, Blame Anesthesia - http://www.gomerblog.com/2014/06/anesthesia/ -
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Best Practices: Ventilator Management - Indications for Intubation
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Megan Brashear, CVT explains the different parts to the anesthesia machine, covering proper anesthetic circuit choice, appropriate oxygen flow rates, correct reservoir bag sizing, and pop-off valve safety. #vettech #anesthesia #vetmed