EMCrit Wee – Cliff Reid’s Tips for Occasional Intubators

From Minh’s Interview, I stole this five minute piece for an EMCrit Wee.

Cliff Reid discusses some tips for occasional intubators.

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  1. says

    Awesome list; spot on. I would add the technique of visualization for the occasional intubator. There’s physical practice and there’s mental practice, and both have great value. For rarely performed life and death skills, we can’t practice them all physically on a daily basis, but we can visualize ourselves performing each step successfully on a daily basis. I’ve got a checklist of my own– what I do in my car en route to each ED or flight shift I work. 1. Listen to “One” by Metallica or “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. 2. Visualize myself performing a successful bougie-aided cric.

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