“A Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Ramped Position versus Sniffing Position during Endotracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults.” Semler et al. Chest 2017. Is there enough data to change the ramped trend? Objective: The ramped position has […]
This week’s video analysis is with epic guest commentator Dr. Haney Mallemat (@criticalcarenow), while at Castlefest/Resusfest 2017, a critical care and ultrasound conference held in Lexington, Ky. In part one of two, we discuss a difficult […]
Common equations and at-a-glance sizing for visual learners.
This week we have special guests and teaching machines Rob Rogers @EM_Educator and Will Sanderson @_wsand. In part one of two, we cover three videos including an awake intubation, massive vomit and a difficult entry. Check […]
Laryngospasm is one of those rare life-threatening events in EM that a provider needs to be familiar with before encountering.
This week’s video is commentated with Dr. Christopher Doty, Residency Director at the University of Kentucky. Enjoy the video, feel free to discuss points in the comments below. Poppa’s Pearls from the video: 1. […]
Association Between Tracheal Intubation During Adult In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Survival Anderson et al. JAMA, January 2017 Objective: to determine whether intubation during adult in-hospital arrest was associated with increased survival to discharge. Methods: First, […]
Comparison of Etomidate and Ketamine for Induction During Rapid Sequence Intubation of Adult Trauma Patients Upchurch et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine. January 2017. Objective: to compare outcomes between etomidate and ketamine in trauma patients […]
Dosing with indications and considerations for commonly used RSI meds.
In this scenario, intubation was managed by our second year resident, Michael Elliott. A 53 year old obese male presented “requesting a nebulizer.” Although he initially improved with minimal intervention, the patient quickly decompensated. He became […]