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.
Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI) is a procedural sedation, the procedure in this case being effective preoxygenation. Give ketamine, put them on the mask, and in 3 minutes paralyze and intubate.
All the way back in episode 16, I asked if anyone knew the origins of the DOPE mnemonic for post-intubation desaturation. Nobody had an answer until now. Here is an email from Ahad…