A is for Airway (part 1)

3 June, 2010 by: colinparker

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Welcome to our first PEMcast.  It makes sense to start at A… after all, us emergency docs are simple creatures.
A is for Airway

The usual release format will be 1 episode per fortnight, covering the basics in part 1 and getting a bit more specific and in-depth with part 2 a couple of weeks later.  For the kick-off we thought we’d release part 1 and part 2 of the Airway PEMcast at the same time, this time only, to get off to a flying start.

As always, please feel free to add your comments.  It’s good to talk.

Here’s a rough outline of the proceedings:

Colin: Intro / disclaimer

Susan: Anatomical differences adult vs child

Colin: BLS – DRABC

Kate: Airway positioning – problems / tips

Susan: Simple airway adjuncts including OP & NP airways, who was Guedel?

Colin: BVM ventilation – easy or difficult?

Colin: RSI – clinical vignette

Susan: indications for RSI

Kate: RSI  preparation

Colin: intubating drugs

Susan: laryngoscopy

Kate: cricoid pressure

Colin: confirming tube position / post-intubation checks

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