Intubation in SARS-CoV-2

Here is a quick review of how we are approaching  intubation of potential COVID-19 patients at our hospital.  Please develop your own strategy and base it on your resources. The evidence for a lot of what is done is consensus-based. There is a lot of material coming out. Here is a quick summary. A new paper…

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How deeply should we sedate our patients post intubation?

I don’t know about you, but I have always aimed at a decent level of sedation for my patients post intubation. The level can only be described as deep. The SPICE study in the Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Oct 15;186(8):724-31, however has some statistically significant conclusions that warn against that level of sedation. Certainly,…

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