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 outlines 10 possible sources of error.
Our columnist discusses the pros and cons.
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 describes the strengths and weaknesses of currently available minimally invasive monitors.
Our columnist outlines the four approaches to intracranial pressure monitoring.
Our columnist outlines the dangers of intra-abdominal hypertension and its sequela, abdominal compartment syndrome.
Technology Traps” will appear monthly and will examine the limitations of some of the high-tech devices used in everyday practice.