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Medical Category: 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

Cricoid Pressure in Airway Management: The IRIS Trial

Background: Cricoid pressure is dead, right? Many have made this claim including a brilliant argument against its use by John Hinds here. Despite the many eulogies, we continue to hear about cricoid pressure so it makes sense that we dive …

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Procedures and Skills

Performing Procedures Like a Boss, in the ED Without an IV

Background: Establishing IV access has become the norm for patients presenting to the ED.  However with increasing patient volumes, difficulty and delays in acquiring IV access, it seems that anything that could expedite care, reduce pain and suffering, and improve patient …

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Procedures and Skills

Bougie use in Emergency Airway Management (BEAM)

Background: Emergency intubation in the ED is a potentially life-saving procedure in critically ill patients, but does have risks associated with it as we have discussed before on this blog. The authors of the study we are going to review today described …

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Procedures and Skills

REBEL Cast Ep 52: A Nightmare Airway with Rob Bryant

In terms of airway management, cricothyrotomy is one of the most advanced airway procedures an ED physician will perform.  It is a last resort procedure when a patient is not able to be ventilated/oxygenated and/or intubated.  Typically, this procedure requires …

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Procedures and Skills

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