Ok Team Airway,

Here is lecture #3. This is just a short (11min) review for how to use the SupraGlottic Airway (SGA) in the ED. This tool is probably underused by ED providers and it is worth a little reminder about something you might want to think about next time you are having difficulty oxygenating a patient. 

Pretest #3- Supraglottic Airways

  • 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 Supraglottic Airway (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.

 ---for full clarity: click through to watch in Vimeo

This one is too quiet at well. Next time. 

Here is the best 11 minute video on how to ventilate by Reuben Strayer of EMUPDATES fame. (https://vimeo.com/34883844)

FULLTEXT link to a nice review of SupraGottic Airways that is really useful.

Here is another short video describing the I-LMA (Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway) 

Here is a short video on how to use a flexible fiberoptic scope to intubate through an intubating supraglottic airway:

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