Tagged ‘Airway’

Journal Review

Apneic Oxygenation Reduces Hypoxemia During Endotracheal Intubation in the Pediatric Emergency Department

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Oxygenation is particularly important in children undergoing endotracheal intubation. They have higher oxygen consumption than adults and become hypoxemic more quickly with rapid sequence intubation. Apneic oxygenation (AO) is the process of providing a high flow rate of oxygen through a standard nasal cannula prior to endotracheal intubation (ETI) without bag-valve mask ventilation.
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Retropharyngeal Abscess

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A review of this rare and life-threatening pediatric illness.
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Predicting Escalated Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis

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Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection and the most common cause of admission in infants. Approximately 10% will require some airway support. The ability to identify those at risk for escalation of care would allow for appropriate disposition decisions.
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Capnography

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A brief article on capnography and its applications in the ED.
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Journal Review

Video vs Direct Laryngoscopy in the Emergency Department

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This analysis was originally posted on REBEL EM here

Endotracheal intubation is a common occurrence in the Emergency Department (ED). Many patients requiring airway management are at a higher risk of hypoxia due to deranged respiratory physiology (i.e.
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Journal Review

Succinylcholine vs. Rocuronium for 1st Pass Success Rate

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This post was also featured on REBEL EM.

Administration of a neuromuscular blocker (NMB) is an essential part of Emergency Department  (ED) airway management for facilitating ideal airway conditions and is most commonly performed with either succinylcholine or rocuronium.
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Journal Review

The HEAVEN Difficult Airway Prediction Tool

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This review was previously posted on REBEL EM here.

Predicting an anatomically and/or physiologically challenging airway is not a straightforward task by any stretch of the imagination.  There are some existing difficult-airway prediction tools available (i.e.
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