A central venous catheter (CVC), also called a central line, is similar to an intravenous line but is more often used for critically ill patients who require longer treatments. It is a common bedside procedure performed using sterilize equipment. It…
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Early and rapid administration of life-saving medications and fluids is critical in emergency situations, but gaining vascular access can be challenging. Moreover, central line placement brings the risk of pneumothorax and arterial injury and requires full and certified competence, which…
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Laryngeal airway masks are an invaluable tool in effective airway management, especially in emergency situations. They are particularly helpful during “can’t intubate, can’t ventilate” scenarios as they are easy to insert for airway rescues. They can be blindly placed and…
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During life-threatening situations, the airway of a patient may be severely compromised. The condition requires critical and timely intervention by establishing a front-of-neck access (FONA) emergency airway, otherwise known as emergency cricothyrotomy or cricothyroidotomy. Cricothyroidotomy is performed as a final…
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