EMCrit Podcast 23 – Awake Intubation for Trauma and Medical Patients

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This lecture refers to the Awake Intubation Lecture I've been asked, who should be intubated awake. 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 patient stops breathing. In Ron Walls' airway manual and in his class, … [Read more...]