Category | Airway Focus

Airway Algorithms

Posted on 14 July 2011

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Airway expert Charlie Eisele uses an algorithm to help him prepare for management of difficult airways. Find out why each step is important.

How to Make the Difficult Airway Less Difficult

Posted on 23 June 2011

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Learn from our expert how to make those difficult airways a snap.

An Introduction to Video Laryngoscopy

Posted on 26 May 2011

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Charlie Eisele isn’t shy about sharing his viewpoint on video laryngoscopy. Find out why he thinks it’s well worth the money.

How to View the Supraglottic Structures

Posted on 17 May 2011

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
When EMS providers understand the origins of laryngoscopy, they learn why the technique of airway management has evolved the way it did.

Five Anatomical Features that Affect Ventilation

Posted on 15 April 2011

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Besides finding anatomy just plain interesting, I think a thorough knowledge of the human body helps us do a better job taking care of our patients. Bag-valve mask ventilation is a real cornerstone of airway management. You have to accomplish it successfully, and you can’t move on to advanced techniques without it.

Should EMS Intubate?

Posted on 16 March 2011

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Did you make it to the 2011 EMS Today Conference & Exposition? What a great experience! I had the honor to moderate a panel discussion titled “Should We Intubate?” Four great panelists and about 200 folks in the audience resulted in lively debates and a challenge to be great EMS providers. As the moderator, I really didn’t get the chance to stand on my soapbox, so I’ll take that opportunity now.


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