Browsing: Airway

Up to 5% of the population has a right superior lobe bronchus arising directly from the trachea proximal to the carina. It can cause complications with airway management if unrecognized, and can be th
A male in his mid-40s presents with sore throat, difficulty breathing, vocal change, and drooling. He appears anxious and uncomfortable; initial vitals show a febrile, tachycardic patient.
In emergency medicine, there are many different methods of managing a patient's airway, including one of the newest modalities: delayed sequence intubation.
Our March 2018 Critical Care Alert compares early use of APRV and LTV in ARDS patients in ICU.
Post-Intubation Tracheal Tear Leading to Abdominal Compartment Syndrome A 46-year-old female with a history of asthma and anxiety presents to the emergency department (ED) with progressively worsenin
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To Cuff or Not to Cuff...That is the Question You are working a busy shift in the emergency department when you answer the EMS radio: “10-month-old, active compressions, GCS 3, be there in 2!” As yo
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Rapid Sequence Intubation: Basics for Medical Students We all learn our ABC's as kids, but after a couple years of medical school they take on a different meaning: airway, breathing, and circulation.
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Critical Care Alert! Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy During Urgent Endotracheal Intubation A 42-year-old man who is diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia is transferred from the medi
Confirmation of Endotracheal Intubation with Bedside US A 45-year-old female is brought into your emergency department after cardiac arrest. A quick history from her husband reveals they recently ret