0-10 minutes (Possibility of Success): Anticipating difficult airway Mnemonic: LEMON approach 1. Look externally: Remember “BONES” Beard Obesity No teeth Elderly Sleep apnea/Snoring 2. Evaluate…Read more 9 P’s of Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)
Absolute contraindications of thoracocentesis There are no absolute contraindications to diagnostic thoracocentesis. If clinical judgement dictates that the information gained from the pleural fluid analysis…Read more Thoracocentesis : Practical Essentials
We have already discussed about the practical essentials about Ascitic Paracentesis including absolute contraindications, site of needle entry and appropriate volume replacement. Laboratory analysis of ascitic fluid…Read more Ascitic Fluid Analysis : How to come to diagnosis?
Absolute contraindications to Ascitic Tapping (Paracentesis) While some authors have claimed ascitic paracentesis to be free from absolute contraindications, others have listed following as absolute…Read more Ascitic Paracentesis : Practical Essentials
Indications of chest tube insertion Pneumothorax: In any ventilated patient (positive airway pressure will force air into the pleural cavity and produce tension pneumothorax) Tension…Read more Chest Tube Insertion or Tube Thoracostomy
Indications Gastric decompression Gavage (feeding) Gastric lavage (irrigation or dilution of gastric contents) Sampling of the gastric contents for analysis Sometimes used to instil air…Read more NG tube insertion
Synonyms: Spinal tap Definition: Puncture of subarachnoid space in the lumbar region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for diagnostic or therapeutic…Read more Practical Procedures : Lumbar Puncture (LP)