Case Studies

Intubation of a Burn Patient Using Video Laryngoscopy

Tips & Techniques

Three Treatments & Effects for Anaphylactic Shock Patients

Field treatment of anaphylactic shock includes: 1. Medications, including epinephrine, diphenhydramine, dopamine and dosed fluid boluses; 2. Supplemental oxygen; and 3. Airway support.   The effects of the treatment often lead to the three following outcomes: 1. Signs and symptoms are sometimes mild enough and recognized early enough, and they often fade when self-treated; 2. […]

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Five Steps to Correct Use of VL Equipment

EMS Airway Clinic author and airway expert Graham E. Snyder, MD FACEP, offers us the following five steps to correctly using video laryngoscopy for successful intubations. Step 1: Know your equipment. Step 2: Assemble the equipment correctly. Step 3: Don’t look in the mouth. Step 4: Use the steel stylet that comes with the Glidecope. […]

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Four Reasons Why Intubation During Cardiac Arrest Doesn’t Always Work

Learn the reasons why intubating a cardiac arrest patient won’t always ensure positive patient outcome.

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Links

“The EMS-Delivered Airway” by Rich Levitan, MD on August 23, 2011
EMS Educast – “Teaching Airway: EMS Educast Episode 33″
JEMS CE
University of Maryland Medical Center – EMS Educational Programs
The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™
Fundamentals of Airway Management™
Airway World™
The Difficult Airway App™
The Airway Card: EMS™

Features

The Ins & Outs of Apneic Oxygenation

Posted on 17 June 2013

This process is an easy way to provide additional oxygen to patients when they aren’t breathing.

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Scary Airways

Posted on 31 October 2012

How do you get past the first monster of the airway, the tongue, and slay the dragon of the difficult airway?

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Treat Anaphylactic Incidents Before it’s Too Late

Posted on 16 October 2012

Knowledge about how to recognize and treat anaphylactic reactions is critical to patient survival.

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See Cords Around Corners

Posted on 30 August 2012

I had picked up the Glidescope a number of times at conferences. Would it work in a high-pressure, high-stakes clinical setting?

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Visualizing the Airway

Airway Finesse

Posted on 31 July 2012

The key to successful intubations is to relax and find a way to work smarter, not harder.

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The debate over whether to intubate cardiac arrest patients remains strong. Photo Kevin Link

Intubation for Cardiac Arrest Patients

Posted on 16 April 2012

If you’ve ever felt downtrodden over whether your choice of care was correct in the eyes of science, read on.

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    Featured Airway Products

    Providing emergency patient care on the ground or in the air is complex and challenging. That's why the tools used by paramedics and EMTs must be adaptable in a constantly changing clinical situation — quickly operational, rugged and easy to use. Learn more about EMS airway management.

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    GlideScope Cobalt AVL

    The GlideScope Cobalt AVL video laryngoscope offers airway views in DVD-clarity, along with real-time recording. On its own or when combined with the GlideScope Direct intubation trainer, the Cobalt AVL is an ideal tool to facilitate instruction of laryngoscopy.

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    GlideScope Cobalt AVL

    The GlideScope AVL Reusable video laryngoscope offers airway views in DVD-clarity, along with real-time recording. On its own or when combined with the GlideScope Direct intubation trainer, the AVL is an ideal tool to facilitate instruction of laryngoscopy.

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