Keys to the Cart: August 14, 2017

published 2 years ago by Ed Nemergut and Robert Thiele (presented by the IARS)

Bronchospasm Triggers:  ETT; Bronchospasm: Mechanical Ventilation Dx; Bronchospasm: Acute Treatment; Beta-agonist:  Bronchodilation Mechanism

Welcome back thank you for joining me for another you guessed it exciting addition of keys to the cart. A weekly open anesthesia podcast where we worried use several IT key words and just a couple of minutes my name is doctor Allison battle and I'm in this is Alytus at the university of Virginia. Today we are going to discuss several key words related to a serious inter operative complication bronchospasm. So let's head into the O. R. and unlock some knowledge. Our first keyword today it's bronchospasm triggers ET to. Bronchospasm refers to the reflex narrowing of the Bronco I do to involuntary smooth muscle contraction. This is a normal physiologic response to protect the lungs from aspiration. But when we see it in the our it can make ventilation and oxygenation of the patient difficult or even impossible. Bronchospasm is a relatively common interpretive complication and accounts for to percent of claims in ASA close can't claim study. Weeks ...

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