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OSA case study PowerPoint

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OSA case study PowerPoint

Asthma refresher for RN’s

pathology asthma

PowerPoint refresher Asthma:


NovaLung function

Cait P. Searl

Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist / Intensivist


Broken Lungs2 (PDF)

Broken Lungs2 (PPT)

•High CO2 gradient between blood and

sweep gas allows diffusion across the membrane, allowing efficient CO2 removal

•Oxygenation limited due to arterial inflow
•Low resistance to blood flow (7mmHg at 1.5l /minute) allowing the heart to be the pump for the device
•Heparin coated biocompatible surface

The artificial lung from Novalung GmbH is the first of its kind to be naturally supplied with blood from the human heart. Since the beginning of 2003, the ILA device (Interventional Lung Assist) has been utilised to provide intermittent lung support to more than 300 patients with acute lung failure following severe inflammation or injuries, for instance. Dr. Matheis explains that it is not necessary to open up the patient’s chest and not even a general anaesthetic is needed. “The ILA device can be connected to the blood flow by two tubes without requiring an operation. It removes carbon dioxide and increases oxygen levels in the blood. This relieves the strain on the lung and gives it time to heal.”

The artificial lung, which measures only 14 x 14 cm, is capable of complementing and in some cases replacing traditional mechanical ventilation, which can seriously affect the functioning of the human body. “Mechanical ventilation is a double-edged sword,” says Dr. Matheis. “Respiratory air is normally drawn into the human lung through the creation of a partial vacuum, whereas respirators actually force air into the respiratory tract. In the case of lung failure, this unnatural pressure can damage the lung,” he explains. Affected patients require lung support for a period of approx. ten days on average, but applications lasting over a month, for example when waiting for a lung transplant, have already cropped up. By reducing mechanical ventilation, the ILA device is a safe and cost-effective alternative.

(Baden-WĂĽrttemberg – our favorite location in Europe)


Tracheal intubation (TI) is a routine procedure in the intensive care unit (ICU), and is often life saving. However, life-threatening complications occur in a significant proportion of procedures, making TI perhaps one the most common but underappreciated airway emergencies in the ICU. In contrast to the controlled conditions in the operating room (OR), the unstable physiologic state of critically ill patients along with underevaluation of the airways and suboptimal response to pre-oxygenation are the major factors for the high incidence of life-threatening complications like severe hypoxaemia and cardiovascular collapse in the ICU.


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Tracheal intubation in the ICU- Life saving or life threatening?”

CSRT Conference:

Quebec City June 9-12, 2011


  • Lung Expansion and Airway Clearance (MetaNeb system)
  • Clinical Use of Transpulmonary Pressures (kind of like beating a dead horse, but really quite interesting)
  • How to Manage Ventilator Asynchrony
  • Sleep During Mechanical Ventilation
  • ABG Challenge: Classification vs. Interpretation

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What Pam Learned At the CSRT Conference

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Excellent powerpoint on nicotine replacement therapy.

NRT acute presentations 2008, Jane, detailed


Nicotine Pharmacy Facts





Quote from InHealth Technologies:

Blom-Singer® Voice Prostheses

In 1978, Drs. Singer and Blom pioneered the methods of tracheoesophageal puncture and valved silicone voice prostheses that over the past 30 years have become the international standard for voice restoration, allowing thousands of patients worldwide to regain their ability to speak. By creating a small surgical passage just inside the stoma, from the back wall of the trachea into the esophageal wall, a voice prosthesis can be placed into this passage to enable tracheoesophageal speech. Voice is produced by temporarily blocking the stoma so that exhaled air from the lungs can be directed from the trachea through the prosthesis into the esophagus and then out through the mouth. Fluent, conversational speech may be acquired within just a few days.

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