Category Airway
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ETT Stylet

ETT stylet is a device that allows the endotracheal tube (ETT) to be stiffened and the shape molded as desired.
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Direct versus Video Laryngoscopy

the advent of video laryngoscopy has led to some experts stating that it should be considered 'standard of care' (a loaded term) or at least best practice, this had led to vigorous and sometimes heated debate, especially in the emergency medicine community
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Direct Laryngoscopy

Direct laryngoscopy is the use of the laryngoscope to visualise the vocal cords (larynx) under direct vision, usually to facilitate endotracheal intubation.
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Delayed sequence intubation (DSI)

Delayed sequence intubation (DSI) is procedural sedation, where the procedure is preoxygenation. DSI may be useful in the patient for whom rapid sequence intubation would inevitably result in significant hypoxaemia because they cannot be preoxygenated by other means
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Airway Obstruction

Complete obstruction of the upper airway occurs when there is inability to talk, cough or breath. Apnea and cyanosis are present and paradoxical respirations may be noted.
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Cricoid pressure

Cricoid pressure aka Sellick manoeuvre or, most accurately, cricoid force;the technique was first described in 1961 by Sellick to prevent aspiration, though Monroe used a similar method in 1774 to prevent gastric insufflation
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Can’t Intubate

OVERVIEW incidence 1:65 goal = oxygenation always considering waking up if an option call for help early no more than 4 attempt total! when reattempting laryngoscopy make sure you change something! if operation must continue maintain airway and bag or…

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Coroner’s clot

The 'Coroner's clot' is an occult clot of blood remaining in the nasopharynx behind the soft palate following local surgery or trauma that has the potential to cause fatal airway obstruction following extubation/ removal of a supraglottic airway device (SAD)
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Bougie

Bougie, aka Eschmann tracheal tube introducer. the name "gum elastic bougie" is erroneous - it is not made of resins, it is not elastic and it is not used for dilatation
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Trismus and Restricted Mouth Opening

Trismus classically refers to reduced opening of the jaws caused by spasm of the muscles of mastication (temporalis, masseter, medial pterygoid and lateral pterygoid). Trismus may also be used to refer to restricted mouth opening in general