The origin of the Direct Laryngoscopy Video System. Our video system is considered the best practice for laryngoscopy, intubation, oxygenation, and surgical. The latest Tweets from Richard Levitan (@airwaycam). Airway obsessed ED doc passionate about larynx and mountains. Live free or die there are greater evils. Overall goals and objectives: 1. Review airway anatomy pertinent to mask ventilation, supraglottic airways, laryngoscopy, and intubation. 2.
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This post contains some truly awesome educational resources. Make sure you can use simple airway adjuncts, including the oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways.
Emergency Ventilation in 11 Minutes from reuben strayer on Vimeo. Racine SX, et al Face mask ventilation in edentulous patients: Anesthesiology, 5PMID: Optimise the airwat of the patient before you start — this step is often overlooked in the emergency setting.
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Bend your stylet to the correct shape. The bougie should be your best friend in the emergency department! While you wait for help to arrive, your options include percutaneous needle cricothrotomy as demonstrated by Andrew Heard:.
Instead of the needle you might want to use a knife. Here is an open cricothyroidotomy a la Scott Weingart:.
Or the bougie-assisted approach shown by the HQMedEd team:. Successful blind digital intubation with a bougie introducer in a patient with an unexpected difficult airway. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent.
Airway Management with Rich Levitan
PMC Bougie-assisted digital intubation. Tracheal clicking elicits tactile vibrations, which confirm tracheal placement of the bougie. The endotracheal tube is threaded over the bougie while the bougie is stabilized in place. Tracheal intubation is then confirmed using capnography or an esophageal detector device.
Also, check out his Emergency Department Intubation Checklist. Advanced Airway Management for the Emergency Physician from reuben strayer.
Podcast 70 – Airway Management with Rich Levitan
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