Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.
On This Episode:
Before a CRNA ever gets to the operating room to perform anesthesia, they need to be thoroughly prepared for what they might face. Having checklists to follow is great, but they’re only effective if the diagnosis is correct.
That’s why Jeremy and Sass believe in reviewing the principles related to crisis management so that you can make the correct diagnosis for every scenario you find yourself in. In this episode, we’re going to help you identify different shock states by reviewing differential diagnoses, the rationale for the treatment, and the mechanism of action of medications used for the treatment of the crisis. Then we’ll finish it off by providing a few test questions to better prepare you for upcoming exams.
Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:
- How we think of shock. [3:18]
- The case we’re facing on this episode. [4:35]
- The issues you’re facing. [7:52]
- What can you rule out at this point and what shock state does this seem to be. [11:50]
- Signs and symptoms associated with cardiac tamponade. [13:29]
- The mechanism of cardiac compressive shock. [17:44]
- Diagnosing cardiac tamponade. [19:36]
- What treatment should you use to manage this scenario? [21:00]
- A few test questions to prepare you. [24:44]
Check out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.