Browsing: Airway

Overall, laryngospasm is rare. When it does occur, it almost always resolves with simple interventions such as pressure to Larson’s notch and assisted positive pressure ventilation. Supplemental oxyge
The bag-valve-mask (BVM) is ubiquitous and highly utilized in all fields of emergency care. Yet despite its seemingly intuitive operation and perceived simplicity, the BVM is an overlooked and misunde
How many of your patients can recall events during what you believed was a sedated endotracheal intubation? This study finds an appreciable number of patients who are paralyzed for intubation in the e
Tracheostomies are a common surgical procedure for long-term airway management that involves creating a permanent connection between the anterior neck and trachea. Complications occur in up to 50% of
Critical Care Alert: The PREPARE II trial investigated whether a fluid bolus would impact cardiovascular collapse in critically ill patients undergoing intubation.
Currently, there are no definitive guidelines or robust clinical evidence on which to base the duration of CPR in pediatric drowning cases. However, we make the case that in select drowning patients,
The emergent airway is central to emergency medicine. And a new study explores medications central to emergency endotracheal intubation. Which is better: etomidate or ketamine?
Endotracheal intubation is one of the most high-stakes and critical procedures we as emergency physicians perform. Because there are fundamental differences between airway management under emergent an
ED intubations are typically carried out using rapid sequence intubation (RSI), utilizing both a sedative agent and neuromuscular blocking agent. What are the indications and complications of opting f
When patients with sepsis are mechanically ventilated, which sedation leads to better outcomes: dexmedetomidine or propofol?