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Archive for September 2015

Difficult Airway Cases: What would you do?

Airway management is frightening, especially if you don’t do it often. Having a plan when we approach an airway is important. My plan involves: Maximising oxygenation with apnoea oxygenation Using the right drugs Performing epiglottoscopy, rather than looking for the cords Having a fallback plan. For me this means thinking about the 3 elements that…

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A New way to perform Valsalva for Supraventricular Tachycardia(SVT)

Last month, August 25th, the REVERT Trial was published in the LANCET. This study used a slight modification on the classic Valsalva manoeuvre, to more than DOUBLE the reversion rate from SVT. I’m excited about this. I don’t like giving drugs to patients if I don’t have to. Until Now… The normal cardioversion rates in…

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