Tag: airway

Peri-intubation Arrest

This EM-Critical Care Medicine case presentation focused on a very complex resuscitation with multiple facets. The case is notable because it includes most, if not all, of the factors we should consider when worrying about a peri-intubation arrest. Let’s recap…

Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

They were fine yesterday, now they’re drowning!   “Flash” (acute) pulmonary edema is a common critical condition in the emergency department, and it can have multiple precipitating factors and etiologies. After evaluating for acute myocardial infarction, tachydysrhythmias, and valvular pathologies…

Morning Report: 8/5/2014

Dr. Berzon presents some airway pearls for today’s Morning Report!   Airway Pearls   Rotate on Anesthesia as a senior, you will learn things that will make you a better intubator. As a junior, you just wanna shove that tube through…

Morning Report: 12/13/13

Here’s a Friday the 13th edition of Morning Report presented by Dr. Waldman!   The Case: 42 yo F hx of asthma, heavy smoker p/w 3 days of wheezing and SOB.  Pt had been admitted for asthma in the past…

Morning Report: 10/18/2013

Thanks to Dr. Shin for today’s Morning Report!   The Bougie Uses of the Bougie Assistance in endotracheal intubation, especially difficult airways Glidescope caveats The angle of the bougie that we have will not work in a glidescope assisted intubation…

Morning Report: 8/20/2013

Thanks to Dr. Alsup for today’s Morning Report! Laryngeal Mask airway for Prehospital Respiratory Failure   LMA as a rescue airway It’s great when stuff hits the fan.  A certain percentage of people you just won’t be able to intubate.…

Evidence-Lite Medicine

A few weeks ago, Dr Harriott gave a talk on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and pre-hospital airway management.  She reviewed some historical context for the current EMS system and airway management. Her literature search suggested that for OHCA, paramedic-operated endotracheal…