Description: We focus a lot on successfully intubating patients in Emergency Medicine, but very little on their care needs after the tube is successfully passed. This talk will focus on the critically important care needs in terms of basic ventilator management as well as critically important post-intubation care needs that all patients require.
- The learner will be able to manage initial ventilator settings for the vast majority of emergency medical conditions.
- The learner will be able to identify and manage post-intubation patient care needs while in the ED.
- The learner will be encouraged to think about measures to prevent lung trauma and infection post intubation.
- “Universal Precautions” should be applied before every script for opioids.
- Ketamine dosing varies greatly depending on clinical context.
- Urine drug screening is sometimes useful, but often misleading in the ED.
Biography: Sean Moore is an emergency physician practicing in Kenora, Ontario, where he an assistant professor with the Northern Ontario School of medicine. His focus is in teaching rural and remote emergency medicine with a focus on transport medicine, pain, and addictions.