Bronchiolitis

Cite this article as: Henry Goldstein. Bronchiolitis, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3581A 6-month-old child presents with cough and runny nose for 2 days with increased work of breathing.  She is working hard with moderate subcostal recession. Once you hear the cough, it can only mean one thing….the start of bronchiolitis season.  …

Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. Are nebulisers or spacers better for managing acute asthma?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3278This 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…

Intubation

Cite this article as: Marc Anders. Intubation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3880Indication: 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…