Noppens. Ventilation through a ‘straw’: the final answer in a totally closed upper airway? Br J Anaesth. 2015
“For the benefit of patients in critical situations, it will be necessary to train and educate as many anaesthetists as possible in this novel ventilation technique, not only to avoid inappropriate use, but to allow its incorporation into routine airway management in the future.”
This editorial refers to the study of Paxian and colleagues, which elegantly demonstrates that Ventrain ensures sufficient oxygenation and ventilation through a small-bore transtracheal catheter in cases of an open, partly obstructed, or completely closed airway.
Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) is organizing a hybrid symposium on Flow Controlled Ventilation blowing away VILI.The event will be held on the 28th of October in Rotterdam but can also be watched online.For more information click...