Continuous Capnometry Should be Standard Practice for Moderate-Deep Procedural Sedation Continuous capnometry has been consistently proven to identify patients undergoing moderate-deep procedural sedation who have impaired ventilation well before hypoxia develops.  There have been at least 8 studies that have…
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Chest tube placement, or tube thoracostomy, can be an anxiety-provoking procedure for both the patient AND the operator.  It can also be a very gratifying procedure for the operator when performed successfully and without patient discomfort. Here are a few…
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Landed in Las Vegas for Our Conference at the Amazing Planet Hollywood Resort and Hotel. It was great to see all the familiar faces and many new ones from across the country. Enjoyed walking along the trendy shops and playing the…
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Our Chicago conference at the James Hotel turned out to be a great success!  Beautiful weather brought out the natives, providing a warm welcome for our staff and attendees alike.  Spring in the city is such a beautiful season; its crisp, fresh air and boulevards…
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     Our last conference of 2016 held in Austin, Texas was a great way to end the year for Hospital Procedures Consultants, the feedback was positive from everyone!  Our conference was held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin where we…
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Las Vegas in the Summer Our second trip to Vegas this year was great. Our conference was held at Planet Hollywood Resort, July 23rd and 24th.  The summertime crowds had the casino buzzing and Britney was playing in every elevator. It was electric!…
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Avoid Routine Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy for Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients Preface:  A retrospective study at a Boston hospital examined the effect of routine proton pump inhibitor therapy in hospitalized stroke patients.  No clear benefit was seen and multivariate analysis…
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Optimal Location for Needle Decompression For A Tension Pneumothorax Traditionally, needle decompression for the emergent treatment of a tension pneumothorax is the second intercostal space in the mid-clavicular line.  This remains an option for needle insertion when you are treating…
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