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52 in 52: Preoxygenation

Today we read and discussed a landmark article on preoxygenation: Weingart SD, Levitan RM. 2012. Preoxygenation and prevention of desaturation during emergency airway management. Ann Emerg Med. 59(3):165-75.e1. Take home points: Preoxygenation increases length of time for “safe apnea” (SpO2 >88-90%) Positioning is important- use 20-degree head-up or reverse Trendelenberg during preoxygenation; position patient’s head …

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