Ok Team Airway,
Here is lecture # 2. All about preoxygenation in the ED. This covers the basics of suction, some important tips on how to use a BVM, and some additional techniques on how to preoxygenate and position our patients. Most people who learned their airway care on stable elective surgery patients never had to learn these techniques, but they are essential for many of our hypoxic ED patients.
Pretest # 2: Oxygenation and BVM
- What are the indications for a SupraGlottic Airway (SGAs) like the LMA or AirQ?
- What does the mnemonic RODS mean in predicting difficulty using a LMA/SGA?
- Describe the technical steps for inserting a SGA
- What can you do if you are getting a poor seal an LMA or to aid the passage of an ETT through an I-LMA?
- Describe how to use an Intubating LMA
FULLTEXT link to the most important ED Airway paper in the last 10 years.
- Weingart SD, Levitan RM. Preoxygenation and prevention of desaturation during emergency airway management. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Mar;59(3):165-75.e1.
Life in the Fast Lane- Own the Oxygen
Here is short example of an intubation using nasal oxygen by a great little talk on Airway Checklist during SMACC Gold by Tim Leeuwenburg. (http://kidocs.org/2014/03/real-airway-doctors-use-checklists/)
EMCrit on preoxygenation:
by Rich Levitan, MD on December 9, 201