EMCrit Podcast 23 – Awake Intubation for Trauma and Medical Patients


So after the awake intubation video went up on emrap tv, I got a flurry of emails telling me how cool the concept is, but questioning who this would actually be usable on. To answer that question, we first must discuss who actually requires intubation. If you wait until the patient is apneic, then of course you can't use awake intubation. The idea is to intubate before the … [Read more...]

EMCrit Podcast 18 – The Infamous Awake Intubation Video

This post marks the return of the Awake Intubation Video. If you've seen it, we will have a brand new post early next week. If you haven't, well you are in for a treat: A subsequent podcast discusses who should be intubated awake This is the best article I have found on Airway Topicalization for Awake Intubation Awake Intubation can save your butt! It requires … [Read more...]

EMCrit Podcast 4 – Awake Intubation

The video for this lecture is up at this link. Awake intubation can save your butt. It requires forethought and humility--you must be able to say to yourself, "I am not sure I will be able to successfully intubate this patient." However, the payoff for this thought process is enormous. You can try an intubation in the ED with very few downsides. If you get it, you look … [Read more...]