Podcast 114 - Vent Strategies & Metabolic Acidosis w/ Bryan Winchell
Yesterday I posted the blog "Ventilation - Playing Defense." The blog addressed the reasons why we don't want to intubate a patient in metabolic acidosis, the correlation between VBG & ABG, and the importance of knowing your ETCO2 to PaCO2 gradient.
In part two of this discussion (the podcast), Sam and I invite Bryan Winchell on to discuss the logistics of actually setting up the ventilator and settings that we think are helpful.
1. Optimize volume first and then take advantage of the "no-flow" zone to add in breaths.