So rarely is a study published that directly and effortlessly translates into clinical practice. Very few of these studies examine the nuances of everyday practice in the fast paced milieu of the Emergency Department. Given the infrequency of such studies, I am continually amazed by the work put forth by Brian Driver and colleagues at […]
Much has been written regarding the benefits of apneic oxygenation. The physiological underpinnings are sound with minimal logistical and resource based costs. As such it has enjoyed widespread adoption throughout the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care world. Despite its popularity, the evidence supporting its use has been less inspirational. Recently, a meta-analysis published in Annals […]
Here is a video to go along with podcast 43 on the insertion and use of the Air-Q intubating laryngeal airway
My favorite supraglottic airway is the Cookgas Air-Q; it was created by an anesthesiologist, Dr. Daniel Cook. He just created a new device that allows the placement of an esophageal blocker through the laryngeal airway. I gave him a call to hear about the new product and in the course of that conversation, he gave me a ton of tips on the placement of laryngeal airways. Part II will specifically discuss the new device.
I was lucky to cajole Cliff Reid of the amazing blog, resus.me on to the EMCrit program. Cliff is truly a doc after my own heart as you will hear from the cast.