Browsing: Airway

Cuff defects top the list of structural causes of air leak from endotracheal tubes. Being able to troubleshoot the problem without changing the ETT decreases risk to the patient and saves valuable tim
Critically ill pediatric patients can make physicians-in-training nervous - and that anxiety is heightened when it comes to a pediatric patient in respiratory distress. This article reviews the basics
Up to 5% of the population has a right superior lobe bronchus arising directly from the trachea proximal to the carina. It can cause complications with airway management if unrecognized, and can be th
A male in his mid-40s presents with sore throat, difficulty breathing, vocal change, and drooling. He appears anxious and uncomfortable; initial vitals show a febrile, tachycardic patient.
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.