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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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Although awake intubation certainly has its place, rapid-sequence intubation remains the workhorse of emergent airway management. Accessed on December 31st Leave a Reply Cancel reply. ldvitan

There is a great discussion about this on the Pharm blog by Mihn Le Cong. T- runs out of the mouth levjtan if you breath in with gastric contents in the mouth—they will go into the airway thus only matters in paralyzed patients ; Revere T- using gravity and regurgitation won’t make it to the airway ie less abd contents pushing on stomach, etc.

Here is an hour long lecture he delivered last month at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Most of the time, this is due to the tube catching on the anterior tracheal rings. When a Grade IV view is encountered, the natural reaction is to panic.

The traditional approach to direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade is to start on the right side of the mouth and sweep the tongue out of the way before levitam to look for the epiglottis. However, this does have some important drawbacks. Learn how your comment data is processed. For more information see this video by Dr. GI bleed, intestinal obstruction, gastric ultrasound with full stomach, etc.

See this video on the EMCrit Blog. Vomit can convert an easy airway into a very challenging airway by impairing just about any method of intubation. aidway


If this is unsuccessful in revealing the epiglottis, an alternative approach is to advance the blade in a stepwise, gradual fashion directly down the tongue in the midline. Also, check out his Emergency Department Intubation Checklist. EP Monthly Dec 9, Like Us on Facebook. The key is finding midline and then making a large vertical incision.

I agree with Drs. Amelia J Nugent, DO. Issues such as endotracheal tube placement, suctioning the airway, and clearing foreign bodies are easier with a xirway direct approach. Appreciation also to the twenty people who volunteered to donate their body to medical science, allowing the cadaver lab component of this course to be possible.

Still the best airway lecture ever. airwy

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Last week I attended Dr. Successful blind digital intubation with a bougie introducer in a patient with an unexpected difficult airway. Aiwray, Levitan has persuaded me that the standard-geometry blade with video capability is the best way to go for most cases, since this combines the power of direct laryngoscopy with video laryngoscopy in a single tool. Cite this post as: Common sense from the Airway Master!

He discusses ear-to-sternal notch positioning, dynamic head lift, external laryngeal manipulation, epiglottoscopy, apnoeic oxygenation and the differences between direct and video laryngoscopy among other important concepts.

There aairway a greater risk of vomiting, and laryngeal exposure is more difficult. American-style MAC4 blades have an enormous flange which limits maneuverability, whereas German lebitan have a smaller flange which is less likely to get caught on the teeth see below.

Again excellent practical material for us EMS providers, the occasional intubators or should I say epiglottoscopists to put into practice. Thus, inability to palpate anatomic landmarks should not be interpreted as meaning that this procedure is impossible or contraindicated. While you wait for help to arrive, your options include percutaneous needle cricothrotomy as demonstrated by Andrew Heard:.

Rocuronium was the favored paralytic agent in this course this has been previously discussed in the epic video by Rubin Strayer below. Subscribe to our email list to keep informed on all of the Resuscitation and Critical Care goodness. Also, for more Minh Le Cong, check out his new prehospital and retrieval podcast hosted on […]. Airwway note that there is no guarantee that the patient will be paralyzed in 60 seconds, so the usual clinical tests of muscle tone should also be employed.


Play in new window Download An oslerphile emergency physician and intensivist suffering from a bad case of knowledge dipsosis. Fantastic lecture and great slides especially Also appreciated the history given by Dr Levitan, some of those guys were really smart. Josh is the creator of PulmCrit. Care should be taken to avoid this. I particullally liked the analogy of breathlessness and head extension or flexion. The endotracheal tube is threaded over the bougie while the bougie is stabilized in place.

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This isn’t particularly new, but I couldn’t resist putting it in here because it is really pure gold. It’s commonly taught that it’s easier to err on the side of a longer blade i.

Subscribe Now If you enjoyed this post, you will almost certainly enjoy our others. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A degree rotation should resolve this. Levitan reviewed on this Podcast on a tough Field Intubation.

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