Airway has been paramount to the management of cardiac arrest since the earliest endeavors in resuscitation. The use of tobacco smoke enemas to resuscitate drowning victims on the banks of the Thames was documented as far back as 17461. Such efforts while anatomically misplaced, were in principle well intended. Although, we have since discovered alternative […]
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.