Printable list of all respiratory medicine and mechanical ventilation SAQs
Inhaled pulmonary vasodilators: nitric oxide
Approach to the patient suddenly impossible to ventilate - low pressure alarm
Interpretation of formal pulmonary function tests
ATRA syndrome again: a differential diagnosis in ARDS
Ventilation for COPD: which patients should be offered intubation?
Strategies to improve oxygenation in ARDS
End-tidal capnograph waveform: why'd it go flat?..
Ventilation strategies for ARDS due to inhalational (burns) injury
Patient-ventilator dyssynchrony: problems with triggering
Patient-ventilator dyssynchrony: auto-triggering
Triggering, cycling and limits in mechanical ventilation (fundamental definitions)
Management of bronchopleural fistula following lobectomy
Transpulmonary pressure, its uses and limitations
Analysis of ventilator waveforms: cardiac oscillations
Analysis of ventilator waveforms: ?
Analysis of ventilator waveforms: airway secretions
Analysis of ventilator waveforms: high airway resistance and gas trapping
The ventilated patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Causes and management of massive haemoptysis
High flow nasal prongs (critically evaluate)
Optimal PEEP for open lung ventilation in ARDS
Causes of respiratory failure: Troubleshooting a suddenly difficult ventilation scenario
Bronchopleural fistula: advantages and disadvantages of the various management strategies
Use of neuromuscular junction blockers in the management of ARDS
Mechanisms of ventilator triggering and mechanisms of ventilator cycling
Differential diagnosis of ARDS in an AML patient receiving ATRA
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients.
Pulmonary embolism: role of thrombolysis
Approach to the patient suddenly impossible to ventilate
Ventilation strategies for status asthmaticus; as well as non-ventilator management
Weaning from ventilation, assessment of extubation readiness and extubation on to NIV.
Ventilation strategies for ARDS
Lung biopsy: indications, advantages, limitations and complications.
Assessment of oxygenation from ABG data: a left-shifted p50
Ventilation strategies for status asthmaticus; intrinsic PEEP and dynamic hyperinflation
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation and oesophageal perforation
Differential diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates (is it ARDS?)
Hypercapneic respiratory failure: clinical features and differential diagnosis
Assessment of oxygenation from ABG data: increased dead space in PE
End-tidal capnometry waveform interpretation
Pressure-volume and flow-volume loops
Management strategies for bronchopleural fistula: advantages and disadvantages
Pulmonary embolism: a comparison of TTE, CTPA, troponin and D-dimers.
Interpretation of formal pulmonary function tests
Analysis of ventilator waveforms: bronchospasm and gas trapping
High flow nasal prongs: mechanism of action, complications and contraindications.
Methaemoglobinaemia due to dapsone
Ventilation strategies for status asthmaticus
Causes of respiratory failure in a patient having radiotherapy
Pulmonary embolism: critically evaluate the role of thrombolysis
Assessment of oxygenation from ABG data: hypoventilation (a normal A-a gradient)
Ventilator-associated lung injury (VALI or VILI)
Analysis of ventilator waveforms: secretions or rain-out condensation
Causes of haemoptysis, and emergency management thereof.
Causes of respiratory failure: differential diagnosis of ARDS
Hypercapneic respiratory failure in a comatose fat man.
End-tidal capnometry traces and analysis of ventilator waveforms
Ventilation strategies and supportive non-ventilation strategies for ARDS
Principles of HFOV; also Physiology of gas exchange in HFOV
Differential diagnosis for a bilateral lung infiltrate after cardiac arrest
Assessment of oxygenation from ABG data: a pulmonary embolism.
Assessment of oxygenation from ABG data: a gas taken at high altitude.
Causes of respiratory failure: trauma patient with post-operative hypoxia
Peak pressure, plateau pressure and compliance. Also, Intrinsic PEEP.
Atelectasis: clinical features of complete one-sided lung collapse.
Analysis of ventilator waveforms and pressure-volume curves.
Approach to the patient suddenly impossible to ventilate due to VILI
Assessment of extubation readiness
Analysis of ventilator waveforms and flow-volume loops
Clinical features of a massive pleural effusion.
Tension-based and content-based indices of oxygenation: A-a gradient vs. PaO2/FiO2
Differential diagnosis of wheeze: a patient with unilateral wheeze
Patient-ventilator dyssynchrony: autotriggering in a totally braindead patient
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation: complications and contraindications.
Troubleshooting suddenly difficult ventilation
Intrinsic PEEP and dynamic hyperinflation: characteristic ventilator waveforms.
Management of massive haemoptysis
Outcomes in adult ARDS
Inhaled and systemic pulmonary vasodilators for ARDS: nitric oxide
Intrinsic PEEP and dynamic hyperinflation: causes, consequences and management.
Tension-based and content-based indices of oxygenation: PaO2 vs. SpO2
Ventilation strategies for COPD
Ventilation strategies for COPD: assessment of the severity of COPD
Causes of respiratory failure
Lung biopsy: specifically, indications for open lung biopsy
Causes and management of methaemoglobinaemia.
Prone ventilation for ARDS: advantages, disadvantages, evidence.
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation: indications, contraindications, evidence for use
Pulmonary embolism: massive and sub-massive.
Ventilator-associated lung injury
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Prone ventilation for ARDS: specifically, effects on oxygenation.
Ventilation strategies for ARDS: significance of the tidal volume
Intrinsic PEEP and dynamic hyperinflation: causes, consequences and management
Chest physiotherapy in the ICU: what is the rationale for it
The oxygen-haemoglobin dissociation curve: causes and consequences of a right shift.
Ventilation strategies for status asthmaticus: The role of NIV in asthma.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: long term complications.
Ventilation strategies for COPD: weaning mechanical ventilation
Ventilation strategies for COPD: pathophysiology of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Ventilation strategies for COPD: intubated patient
Ventilation strategies for COPD: futile ventilation for severe lung disease
Non-invasive mechanical ventilation: indications and contraindications.
Weaning from mechanical ventilation: a high C-spine quadriplegic
Atelectasis in a comatose fat man.
Pulmonary embolism: management options
Weaning from mechanical ventilation in a patient with a high spinal cord injury
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