Introduction to a series of posts titled "COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath", focusing on the need to build on existing knowledge in critical care and the appropriate testing of new therapies and innovations.
Today I had the opportunity to review a very nicely created Peri-intubation Action Card that was put together in short order by two anesthesiologists from Scope Anesthesia - Dr. Janish Patel and Dr. Kimberly Blasius.
A 28 year old with reduced GCS after several seizures requires intubation. Their neck extension seems limited and you wonder whether this may be a difficult intubation. You decide to monitor it with ultrasound.
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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