Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?

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Davis, T. Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3278

This Cochrane review was published this week and here’s my summary. This review looks at the question: Which is better for the delivery of salbutamol in acute asthma – spacers or nebulisers? The full version can be read here.   Why is this review useful? It’s useful because, in my experience, different hospitals have different…

Intubation

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Anders, M. Intubation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3880

Indication: to secure the airway: severe airway obstruction/inadequate protective reflexes (coma or prolonged seizures) to facilitate ventilation: hypoxaemic and/or hypercarbic respiratory failure Intubation should NOT be attempted by the inexperienced if more skilled personnel are available. Two doctors always present if possible! Assessment: how urgent is the intubation? anatomical abnormality, which would suggest difficult intubation?…