Category: Critical Care
Keywords: Airway management, acute respiratory failure, hypoxia, intubation, preoxygenation (PubMed Search)
The PROTRACH study recently compared preoxygenation with standard bag valve mask (BVM) at 15 lpm to preoxygenation + apneic oxygenation with high flow nasal cannula 60 lpm/100% FiO2 in patients undergoing rapid sequence intubation.
Guitton C, Ehrmann S, Volteau C, et al. Nasal high-flow preoxygenation for endotracheal intubation in the critically ill patient: a randomized clinical trial. Intensive Care Med. 2019. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05529-w. [Epub ahead of print]