Episode 21: A Taste of the APEX Live Virtual Conference Experience



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Episode Summary

In this episode of the APEX Live Anesthesia Podcast we’ll give you a little taste of our virtual conference…let’s call them appetizers! Sass talks a bit about volatile agent pharmacology, Jeremy talks airway in a patient with elevated ICP, and we finish off discussing shock.


What You'll Learn

  • What is the difference between oil/gas and blood/gas solubility of a volatile agent?
  • Which volatile agent is the most potent?
  • How should an airway be managed when a patient has elevated ICP?
  • What are the hemodynamic parameters that should be maintained during intubation in a patient with elevated ICP?
  • Will someone please discuss the pathophysiology of shock?


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Recommended Resources

Bar-Joseph G, Guilburd Y, Tamir A, Guilburd JN. Effectiveness of ketamine in decreasing intracranial pressure in children with intracranial hypertension. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009;4(1):40-46. 

Gregers MCT, Mikkelsen S, Lindvig KP, Brøchner AC. Ketamine as an Anesthetic for Patients with Acute Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Neurocrit Care. 2020;33(1):273-282. 

Nickson C. Ketamine for RSI in Head Injury. Life In the Fast Lane, 2020. 

Vella MA, Crandall ML, Patel MB. Acute Management of Traumatic Brain Injury. Surg Clin North Am. 2017;97(5):1015-1030. 

Venkatakrishna R. Management of moderate and severe acute traumatic brain injury. In: UpToDate, Aminoff MJ, Moriera ME, Rabinstein AA. (eds), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2020. (Accessed December 1, 2020).

Zeiler FA, Teitelbaum J, West M, Gillman LM. The ketamine effect on ICP in traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Aug;21(1):163-73.




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Podcast music by Eino Toivanen, kongano.com





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