Laryngospasm is one of those rare life-threatening events in EM that a provider needs to be familiar with before encountering.
Airway Week 3 with Dr. Chris Doty
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. […]
Don’t Intubate in Cardiac Arrest?
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, […]
Etomidate vs Ketamine in Trauma
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 […]
RSI Meds Reference
Dosing with indications and considerations for commonly used RSI meds.
Airway Week 2
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 […]
Dosing RSI meds in Obesity
“Accuracy of rapid sequence intubation medication dosing in obese patients intubated in the ED” Bhat, R., Mazer-Amirshah M. Am J Emer Med Dec 2016 Objective: to compare rates of inappropriate dosing of medications in obese […]
Definitions for the Modified Mallampati Scoring System.
Cormack – Lehane Grading System
Definitions and analysis of the Cormack-Lehane Grading System.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of first pass success rates in emergency department intubation: Creating a benchmark for emergency care.