Take Home Points
- Neck movement (both extension and flexion) has the ability to cause cord damage.
- Using hyperangulated blade in video laryngoscopy improves chances for glottic visualization in patients with a c-collar in place.
- Ultimately, hypoxemia kills – Intubate the patient with what you have available, as there has not been shown to be a definitively superior technique.
REBEL Core Cast 59.0 – C-Spine Intubation
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Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Core Cast 59.0 – C-Spine Intubation", REBEL EM blog, June 16, 2021. Available at: https://rebelem.com/rebel-core-cast-59-0-c-spine-intubation/.