Podcast 142 – Airway Things I Learned from George Kovacs at the NYC Airway Course


Post Three of Janu-Airway I just finished teaching at one of the best airway courses I have ever participated in (well actually, it's been a few months now). The highlight of the course was meeting Prof. George Kovacs. He has been obsessed with airway for decades. I picked up a number of great tips from him and I'm sharing those tips with you today. Anesthesia for Awake … [Read more...]

EMCrit Wee – Preoxygenation Update 2015

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Here is a bit of follow-up on prior EMCrit discussions and some new stuff for Janu-Airway Updated Recs on Preox in Non-Shunted Patients Original Article: Weingart & Levitan on Preoxygenation Evidence Will Patients Tolerate 15 lpm by NC? Andy Brainard shows that of course they will: The Rule of 15's Every patient gets a NC @15 lpm Try adding a Non-Rebreather … [Read more...]

Podcast 141 – A Janu-Airway Case Presented Live

by Tor Ercleve

A case of anatomically and physiologically difficult airway presented live at #EMCritConf 2015. This case was imaginary and took place at Janus General. HOp Killers Low SvO2 as a Source of Hypoxemia Use an Intubation Checklist Have a Failed Airway Plan A Better BVM Pressure Gauge One-Way Exhalation Port PEEP Valve ETCO2 Dump Kit Directly … [Read more...]

Podcast 140 – Top Picks for 2014


Welcome to our annual rehash of the goodness of the past year. Here is just a sampling of the great FOAM that I've discovered throughout the year: Chris Nickson, Cliff Reid, Haney Mallemat, Michaela Cartner and Karel Habig The RAGE Website Subscribe to the RAGE Podcast on Itunes Rob Mac Sweeny Critical Care Reviews Here's a wee Register for … [Read more...]

Podcast 139 – Opioid-Free ED with Sergey Motov


Today I am joined by a good friend Sergey Motov, MD. Sergey is an EM doc with a particular interest in pain management in the ED. Sergey recently, as part of a approved study, ran an entire ED shift without a single administration of an opioid for pain. Can it be done? The Pain-Free ED Sergey has an amazing site, with resources and lectures: The Pain-Free ED The Concept and … [Read more...]