Browsing: Airway

In emergency medicine, there are many different methods of managing a patient's airway, including one of the newest modalities: delayed sequence intubation.
Our March 2018 Critical Care Alert compares early use of APRV and LTV in ARDS patients in ICU.
Post-Intubation Tracheal Tear Leading to Abdominal Compartment Syndrome A 46-year-old female with a history of asthma and anxiety presents to the emergency department (ED) with progressively worsenin
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To Cuff or Not to Cuff...That is the Question You are working a busy shift in the emergency department when you answer the EMS radio: “10-month-old, active compressions, GCS 3, be there in 2!” As yo
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Rapid Sequence Intubation: Basics for Medical Students We all learn our ABC's as kids, but after a couple years of medical school they take on a different meaning: airway, breathing, and circulation.
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Critical Care Alert! Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy During Urgent Endotracheal Intubation A 42-year-old man who is diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia is transferred from the medi
Confirmation of Endotracheal Intubation with Bedside US A 45-year-old female is brought into your emergency department after cardiac arrest. A quick history from her husband reveals they recently ret
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The Pediatric Airway Clinical Scenario You are working an overnight shift at a single-coverage emergency department, when EMS calls ahead with a pediatric medical alert. They are three minutes out wi
Opinions and History on Laryngoscopy As Kleenex ® has evolved to relate to facial tissue, video laryngoscopy (VL) has become a descriptor for any use of a laryngoscope device with a video camera on i
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Foreign-Body Aspiration: A Pediatric Airway Emergency Foreign-body aspirations are potential life-threatening emergencies and are the leading causes of unintentional injury in children less than one