COVID-19 Protected Rapid Sequence Intubation

Use the following link to download the PDF of this file 2020-04-06 COVID19 intubation resources  Note that this version talks about disconnecting the BVM+Filter from the BVM+PEEP assembly when taking this off for intubation BUT this is not recommended if you are at risk of connecting the BVM to an inserted SGA or ETT without a filter on.

Many places would either leave the unit together (MaskFilterBVM/PEEP) and/or turn down their oxygen flow but that has a risk of forgetting to turn it back up again. If there is little to no oxygen forward flow thru the filter of your setup then these steps are likely unecessary as you are not blowing virus particles back out thru the filter potentially.

Some use a low flow O2 addition to the BVM setup that is between the BVM valve and the patient to improve CPAP and PEEP. See EMcrit and AIME for their descriptions of this.




Intubation Taolu

From Wikipedia

Forms or taolu (Chinese: 套路; pinyin: tàolù) in Chinese are series of predetermined movements combined so they can be practiced as a continuous set of movements.

… contained both literal, representative and exercise-oriented forms of applicable techniques that students could extract, test, and train …

… Forms gradually build up a practitioner’s flexibility, internal and external strength, speed and stamina, and they teach balance and coordination. ,,, forms that use [tools] of various lengths and types, using one or two hands.

… Forms are meant to be both practical, usable, and applicable as well as to promote fluid motion, meditation, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

… “train your form as if you were sparring and spar as if it were a form.”

PDF file: Intubation Taolu @TBayEDguy 2.0 2019-10-08

Airway Cases and Clinical/Cadaveric images and videos

Emergency advanced airway management with intubation, supraglottic airway or front of neck access is usually a high-stress time-sensitive high-acuity low-frequency situation in a critically ill patient that may rapidly deteriorate to arrest at any time. It is a difficult to practice and train however being able to train your brain and eye to recognize anatomy, landmarks and situations as well as think of possible solutions may be part of the answer. Collected here is a library of clinical and cadaveric cases to try to help me in this journey.

isolating right left lung bougie cma cadav lab 2017-11-10

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Front of Neck Access/Surgical Airway Kits

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Bloody cric trainer/sim

Collection of resources and ideas for surgical airway front of neck access trainer/simulation. Contact me to chat about it if you wish further details. Follow me on twitter @TBayEDguy and we will direct message to chat.