With pulse oximetry, a strong, regular pulse is important to obtaining a good signal and accurate reading. Unfortunately, many critically ill patients do not have good pulses anywhere.
To interpret the wedge tracing of a pulmonary artery catheter correctly, you need to understand your patient's respiratory physiology.
Our columnist discusses the pros and cons.
Our columnist outlines 10 possible sources of error.
Technology Traps “ explores when to use noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in the hospital, while “Test Yourself “ covers the diagnosis and management of conditions like asthma exacerbation and chest pain after childbirth.
This time, he demands, “Where's my sleeper?”. All technology has its downfalls.
Our columnist outlines the dangers of intra-abdominal hypertension and its sequela, abdominal compartment syndrome.
Both NPPV and CPAP are useful under a number of conditions.
Technology Traps” will appear monthly and will examine the limitations of some of the high-tech devices used in everyday practice.
Our columnist describes the strengths and weaknesses of currently available minimally invasive monitors.