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REBEL Cast Ep87: Video Laryngoscopy – Standard vs Hyperangulated Geometry

Background information: There are two popular blade shapes for video laryngoscopy, a standard-geometry blade comparable to a Macintosh blade and a hyperangulated blade. The standard-geometry blade permits both direct and indirect visualization during intubation, whereas the hyperangulated blade permits only …

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Video Laryngoscopy (VL) Or Direct Laryngoscopy (DL) in the ED

Background:Endotracheal intubation is a common occurrence in the ED. Many patients requiring airway management are at a higher risk of hypoxia due to deranged respiratory physiology (i.e. decreased functional residual capacity and/or increased shunt fraction).  Advocates of video laryngoscopy argue …

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Procedures and Skills

Video Laryngoscopy or Direct Laryngoscopy for Trainees

According to a 2012 meta-analysis difficult and failed intubations in the operating room occur 1.8 – 5.8% and 0.13 – 0.30% of the time respectively. Emergent intubation, outside of this environment (i.e emergency department, ICU, and medical ward) is typically …

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