Doctor intubates patient dummy in the operating room for ventilation for pneumonia in infectious diseases such as corona or influenza

For physicians called to inpatient care – a refresher on ventilation management

For those physicians called to the hospital front lines, MedCram has a free video series on mechanical ventilation. From MedCram: “We understand that medical professionals (and students) that don’t have significant experience with mechanical ventilation may be called upon to help ventilator management teams in critical care settings. And clinicians with extensive ventilator experience may want a refresher or a tool to aid in teaching mechanical ventilation strategies to other clinicians.” They also have another class on ARDS. Also free. 

In severe cases, it’s the potentially-fatal cytokine storm that needs interruption

Quenching the cytokine storm. In part, it might be our own immune system – made dysfunctional, imbalanced in its hyper response to certain viruses (COVID19, influenza) – that needs interruption. Two key interventions are topping my list: Omega 3 fatty acids for their ability to generate specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators (SPMs). Or, since some of…