Monthly Archives: March 2017

Question of the week March 26-2017

2017-03-26T04:04:37+00:00

Which 3 of the following are correct regarding double lumen tubes (DLT)? a) A left-sided DLT should be used for all (left, right, bilateral) lung transplantations. b) Warming of DLTs in saline reduces the incidence of airway trauma and sore throat. c) There is a correlation between patient height and DLT size in Asians. d) [...]

Answer QOW March 12-2017

2017-03-26T04:07:25+00:00

THRIVE is a soft-tubing nasal cannula system (60 -70 LPM humidified O2).  May provide ≤1 hr of apnea, with SpO2 ≥90% and PaCO2 ≤120. Choose all factors that might decrease safe apnea time and cause desaturation. A) Airway occlusion B)  Small children    C) Obesity D) Critical illness   E)  Pulmonary shunt  F) Pregnancy G)  [...]

QOW March 12-2017

2017-03-15T06:51:53+00:00

THRIVE is a soft-tubing nasal cannula system (60 -70 LPM humidified O2).  May provide ≤1 hr of apnea, with SpO2 ≥90% and PaCO2 ≤120. Choose all factors that might decrease safe apnea time and cause desaturation. Airway occlusion Small children Obesity Critical illness Pulmonary shunt Pregnancy Increased oxygen consumption Inadequate preoxygenation Courtesy of Dr. Katherine [...]

Sad news both for SAM & DAS

2017-03-06T08:38:56+00:00

Yesterday, sadly, we lost a very important member of our Society for Airway Management. Dr Chandy Varghese, an anaesthetist of the United Kingdom, passed away. Chandy was a founding member and Past President of SAM. He played an important roll in the development of the laryngeal mask airway as well as SAM as a society. [...]