Noppens. Ventilation through a ‘straw’: the final answer in a totally closed upper airway? Br J Anaesth. 2015
“For the benefit of patients in critical situations, it will be necessary to train and educate as many anaesthetists as possible in this novel ventilation technique, not only to avoid inappropriate use, but to allow its incorporation into routine airway management in the future.”
This editorial refers to the study of Paxian and colleagues, which elegantly demonstrates that Ventrain ensures sufficient oxygenation and ventilation through a small-bore transtracheal catheter in cases of an open, partly obstructed, or completely closed airway.
Our journey to redefine ventilation continues. Tuesday evening Prof. Dr. med. Dietmar Enk spoke at the Spring Symposium in Gent, Belgium. Topics were ventilation method FCV® and energy minimalization. During day time, there were various clinical demonstrations....