Gastrointestinal hemorrhages can present in a variety of ways from a variety of sources. Bleeding esophageal varices, in particular, can be life-threatening. How do we manage these patients? When is it appropriate to establish an advanced airway? Are gastrointestinal tubes contraindicated even though the patient is vomiting? And what do we do when an esophageal tamponade device is indicated or already in place? Tune in to another podcast episode where we discuss GI bleeds.
Esophageal Tamponade Devices
Placement of the Blakemore Tube for Esophageal Varices (EMCrit)