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How to Intubate the Critically Ill Like a Boss

Despite decades of experience with endotracheal intubation, we continue to find approaches to improving the process of how we intubate.  In today’s post we are not only going to talk about how to avoid post intubation cardiac arrest, but we …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitation

Critical Care Controversies: The REBEL vs The SKEPTIC at #SMACC 2019

On the last day of the last SMACC conference, Dr. Ken Milne (The SGEM) and I had a cage match debating four critical care controversies. It was all done in good fun with both of us taking our opportunities to …

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NeurologyProcedures and SkillsResuscitation

REBELCast Ep62 – US Guided PIVs with Jacob Avila, MD

Welcome back to REBELCast.  In this episode we talked with Jacob Avila about US guided PIVs. Difficult IV access in an already busy department can be a frustrating thing, but it doesn’t have to be.  Patients and providers are often frustrated …

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Procedures and Skills

REBEL Core Cast 4.0 – RSI Cheat Codes

Take Home Points Bed Up Head Elevated (BUHE) position is a simple intervention that can reduce the rate of intubation-related complications. The bougie should be considered standard practice in all intubations and has an NNT = 11 for 1st pass …

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Procedures and Skills

POCUS for Endotracheal Tube Confirmation

Background Information: The successful placement of an endotracheal tube (ETT) is a necessary skill all emergency physicians must possess. Performing life-saving interventions are understandably stressful as their failure can lead to morbid consequences and expedited patient death.1,2 The intensive training of …

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Procedures and Skills

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