Category Airway
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McCoy Laryngoscope Blade

McCoy Laryngoscope Blade: laryngoscope blade with adjustable hinged tip; improved visualisation of the cords in the setting of a difficult intubation
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Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) is defined as hypoxia and bilateral pulmonary edema occurring during or within 6 h of a transfusion in the absence of other causes such as cardiac failure or intravascular volume overload
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Oropharyngeal Airway

Oropharyngeal Airway (OPA): Lifts the tongue off the posterior pharyngeal wall to prevent airway obstruction; bite block; assist oropharyngeal suctioning; promotes moulding of the face of a mask for manual ventilation
Clinical Cases LITFL

Best use for a bougie?

Much to our disgust EMCrit beat us to this one, hands down. But, given that the bougie is my favourite piece of kit and best buddy in the resus room, I’ve gone ahead and reposted these videos on LITFL. They…

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Befriend the bougie!

OK people, time to share. Following on from befriend the bougie! @MDaware shared a great tip about using the bougie to assist in intercostal catheter placement in obese patients. Indeed, I suggested that the bougie is so fantastic, if there…

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Intubation of the GI bleeder

Massive GI hemorrhage presents multiple challenges during intubation: obscured view of vocal cords; risk of aspiration; risk of haemorrhagic shock and haemodynamic instability; risk to staff from contact with body fluids
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Paediatric Anaesthetic Equipment

AIRWAY ADJUNCTS Oropharyngeal Airways 000 -> 4 (4-10cm in length) not useful in neonates measure; incisors to angle of jaw don’t invert when inserting (damage to palate) Nasopharyngeal Airways rarely used may be useful with some congenital airway problems or…