This video made the rounds of social media some time ago, but it seems that not everyone had an opportunity to see it.
I was running a table-top scenario with a Graduate Paramedic recently and the discussion turned to the virtues of Non-Invasive Ventilation and pre-oxygenation strategies using PEEP valves, which reminded me of this great video;
As the idiom suggests, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Stop laughing, you’ve probably heard someone suggest that this might be a good way to administer sedation to acutely agitated patients.
I think once you’ve had to do this more than a few times, you realise that the ongoing management doesn’t stop when the patient settles – they’re now relying on us to ensure their safety, which can feel somewhat paradoxical given that (at some level) we were probably feeling uneasy only moments earlier.
This post from Tim Leeuwenburg discusses some lessons learnt from when things go wrong and introduces some valuable points to consider;