Air Care Series: Balloon Tamponade of Variceal Hemorrhage

Air Care Series: Balloon Tamponade of Variceal Hemorrhage

In HEMS, there are rare instances where β€˜stay and play’ is the safest thing for the patient. Exsanguinating variceal bleed is one of those conditions. This week Dr. Whitford takes us step-by-step through the placement and confirmation of balloon tamponade placement (Minnesota Tube) for stabilization of these bleeds. We hope by reading this, it gives you another 6 months of this not happening on your next transport or ED shift...

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