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Three Conditions that Complicate Airway Management

Posted on 23 December 2011

EMS providers must anticipate difficult airways to succeed. Certain complications can trigger that anticipation. They include the following: Concomitant head injuries; Multisystem trauma; and Presumed cervical spine injury Read more about how anticipating difficult airways can help you get the tube the first time at: Intubation Up in the Air Jennifer BerryMore Posts – Website […]

Intubation Up in the Air

Posted on 23 December 2011

The standard advanced prehospital method in trauma patients has been rapid sequence induction (RSI) oral intubation with direct laryngoscopy, which has been shown to be a safe air medical practice.

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GlideScope AVL Reusable

Posted on 22 November 2011

The GlideScope Ranger video laryngoscope delivers consistently clear airway views enabling faster intubations in EMS settings. Available in reusable or single-use configurations.

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A Tight Squeeze

Posted on 22 November 2011

Brush up on your skills for assessing the difficult airway and learn how to intubate the limited-access patient.

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Video Laryngoscopy’s Place in an Ambulance

Posted on 10 November 2011

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, recalls the exclusionary criteria set forth during his OR intubation training, and how most of his field intubations met one or more of those criteria.

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The Young Airway

Posted on 19 October 2011

You’re called to the rural scene of an accidental shooting. Your patient is a 12-year-old male. His airway is likely obstructed. How would you manage it?

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The Effect of Intubation on CPR

Posted on 30 September 2011

Emergency guidelines have started emphasizing continuous uninterrupted chest compressions for the treatment of cardiac arrests.

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Asthmatic Boy Dies during Transport to Third Hospital in 11 Hours

Posted on 27 September 2011

A 7-year-old asthmatic boy died in an ambulance en route to his third hospital in 11 hours in the Chicago area.

Five Parameters to Determine Proper Tube Placement

Posted on 26 September 2011

These five commonly used parameters can help EMS providers determine proper tube placement.

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Does Prehospital Intubation Influence Cardiac Arrest Survival?

Posted on 21 September 2011

See what this study suggests regarding the relationship between prehospital endotracheal intubation attempts and survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


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    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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