Acute respiratory failure is a big topic but comes in two flavors - hypoxic and hypercapnic. We will be covering the diagnosis of respiratory failure, oxygen delivery, noninvasive and invasive ventilation, and the basics of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Below are some resources to use before Thursday.
Definitely: read the hospitalist’s outline on respiratory failure and teachIM’s chalk talk on hypoxia
If you have time: skim the Lancet review of ARDS and teachIM’s review of O2 delivery