Category | Tips & Techniques

Three Treatments & Effects for Anaphylactic Shock Patients

Posted on 18 October 2012

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. […]

Five Steps to Correct Use of VL Equipment

Posted on 30 August 2012

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. […]

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

Posted on 19 April 2012

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

Color Ranges of a Typical Colorimetric Device

Posted on 29 March 2012

End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) can be measured by colorimetry and capnography. Colorimetric devices provide continuous, semi-quantitative EtCO2 monitoring. A typical device has the following three color ranges: Purple—EtCO2 is less than 0.5% Tan—EtCO2 is 0.5–2% Yellow—EtCO2 is greater than 2% Tip from Oxygenation & Ventilation Are Not the Same Thing. Jennifer BerryMore Posts – Website – […]

Ways to Confirm Proper Endotracheal Tube Placement

Posted on 19 January 2012

Brush up on your knowledge of ET tube confirmation techniques.

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 […]

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.

Four Steps to Improve Your View

Posted on 27 June 2011

Taking these four steps will improve your visualization of the glottis.

A Clinician’s Guide to Video Laryngoscopy: Tips and Techniques

Posted on 18 March 2011

This pocket guide covers many clinical applications for VL–from awake intubation to telemedicine. Written by true pioneers in the use of these devices, each chapter is meant to stand alone. Taken together, they comprise the most comprehensive overview of VL published to date.

Five Ways to Save Your Tube

Posted on 15 March 2011

Save your ET tube with these five easy steps.


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