Blood gas interpretation svhm icu

Blood gas case 1: renal failure and type 1 diabetes

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Peer reviewed by Dr Steven Musca and Dr Patricia Hurune Case details 55 year old male with known ESRF presented to hospital with shortness of breath after missing haemodialysis (HDx). PMHx: CKD-5D (HDx 3x/wk via AV fistula), T1DM, HTN VBG on presentation: VBG Parameter Patient Value Normal Range pH 7.13* 7.31 – 7.41 pCO2 43mmHg […]

COVID-19 useful links

COVID-19: useful links and local initiatives

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In a world of information overload, this post is intended to provide ICU staff with links to certifiable COVID-19 information that is being updated regularly. Both general information and St Vincent’s Melbourne ICU specific information is provided. This information will be updated as best possible (last update 4-10-2021). Please notify of any areas to be […]

Proning for respiratory failure in a crisis (such as a pandemic)

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Post updated 17-4-2020 Minimum staff and resources listed below, more can be utilised based on availability or need. Consider this as a streamlined technique and supplement to the existing SVHM ICU ‘Prone positioning in ARDS 2018’ protocol rather than a replacement. Quick links: Proning: 1:48 (click time to move to this part of video on […]