Dr. Renuka Mehta, a pediatric intensivist at the Medical College of Georgia, joins Drs Matthew Smith and Zac Hodges to discuss the fundamentals of respiratory failure.
What is the structure of the initial evaluation of a critically-ill child?
What is exactly is respiratory failure?
What is the role of non-invasive respiratory support in pediatric patients?
What are the indications for emergency intubation?
What are the general concepts that learners need to understand about invasive mechanical ventilation?
All of this and more from the Department of Pediatrics from the Medical College of Georgia.
Thanks to Dr. Smitha Mathew and Dr. Kathryn McLeod who also contributed to this discussion.
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Want further reading on this topic? Check out this Pediatrics in Review article on respiratory failure https://pedsinreview.aappublications.org/content/35/11/476