Archive for category: Airway Management

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference 2016

20 Oct
October 20, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketThis years ACEP 2016 conference took place in Las Vegas, NV from Oct 16th – 19th.  There was greater than 350 courses, labs, and workshops given throughout the week.  It was impossible to make all of these great lectures, but I was able to take away some very important […]

Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation – pH Kills (Part 3 of 3)

03 Oct
October 3, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Pocket This blog post is the third part of a series of 3, on a recent lecture I was asked to give  on Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation. This talk was mostly derived from a podcast by Scott Weingart (Twitter: @EMCrit) where he talked about the physiologic killers during preintubation […]

Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation – Hypoxemia Kills (Part 2 of 3)

29 Sep
September 29, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Pocket This blog post is the second part of a series of 3, on a recent lecture I was asked to give  on Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation. This talk was mostly derived from a podcast by Scott Weingart (Twitter: @EMCrit) where he talked about the physiologic killers during preintubation […]

Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation – Hypotension Kills (Part 1 of 3)

26 Sep
September 26, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Pocket This blog post is the first part of a series of 3, on a recent lecture I was asked to give  on Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation. This talk was mostly derived from a podcast by Scott Weingart (Twitter: @EMCrit) where he talked about the physiologic killers during preintubation […]

Beyond ACLS: Cognitively Offloading During a Cardiac Arrest

22 Sep
September 22, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketToday I am giving a talk at the 25th National Emergency Medicine Symposium by Kaiser Permanente in Maui, HI.  The focus of this talk was on how to cognitively offload our minds as we are running a resuscitation. ACLS provides us with a framework in treating adult victims of Cardiac Arrest […]

Succinylcholine vs Rocuronium for RSI in Traumatic Brain Injury

21 Apr
April 21, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketBackground: Airway management is a critical part of the management of patients presenting with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Emergency Physicians (EPs) have no ability to change the primary injury once it has occurred and so our focus is on preventing secondary brain injury. Hypoxemia and hypercarbia are major contributors […]

Is Apneic Oxygenation Overhyped with Scott Weingart

04 Apr
April 4, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketWelcome back to the April 2016 edition of REBELCast. For this episode I was lucky enough to get Scott Weingart on the show to talk to us about all things Apneic Oxygenation (ApOx). ApOx is a concept that has been around for some time in the operating room literature, but only […]

Complications of Procedural Sedation

22 Feb
February 22, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketBackground: As Emergency Department (ED) physicians it is not uncommon to give patients procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) to help facilitate painful procedures. Performing PSA requires close monitoring and is not without potential adverse events. There are numerous analgesic, sedative, and anesthetic agents that can be used in combination for […]

Should we be Using Apneic Oxygenation (ApOx) in the ED?

08 Feb
February 8, 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketBackground: Tracheal intubation is a procedure that is often performed in the ED on patients in critical condition. Because of this, there is the potential for complications such as hypoxemia, hypotension, dysrhythmias, aspiration, and cardiac arrest. Apneic Oxygenation (ApOx) is a concept first explored decades ago in the anesthesia […]

The FELLOW Trial: An End to Apneic Oxygenation?

12 Oct
October 12, 2015

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit PocketBackground: Every year there are a handful of “game changing” publications that truly change how we care for our patients. One such paper was a paper by Scott Weingart and Richard Levitan in the Annals of Emergency Medicine in 2011 on the topics of preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation (This […]

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