2: Is it necessary to confirm mask ventilation before paralyzing?

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We investigate the claim that mask ventilation should be "checked" or "confirmed" before administering paralytics.

My guest is Dr. Daniel Saddawi-Konefka, program director of the Anesthesia Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Full show notes available at depthofanesthesia.com.

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Music by Stephen Campbell, MD.

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