High-Flow Oxygen for Respiratory Support

Patricia Kritek, MD   Trial support using HFO in selected patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and in patients with postoperative hypoxemia.   Multiple trials support using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations and cardiogenic pulmonary edema. NPPV is most effective in rapidly reversible conditions where supporting... Read more..

Updated International Guidelines for Pediatric Resuscitation

Katherine Bakes, MD   Goals for emergency physicians include focusing on both respiratory and cardiac support, with consideration of targeted temperature management and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation when feasible.   Sponsoring Organization: International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation   Target Audience: Physician who care for critically ill children, including emergency physicians, family medicine physicians, pediatricians, and pediatric intensivists.   Background... Read more..

2015 Airway Article of the Year

Dr. Calvin A. Brown, III, presents four nominees for “Airway Article of the Year.” The nominated articles were chosen from among those featured in the 2015 Quarterly Airway Research Updates. Dr. Brown discusses the content and merits of each article and the audience votes to select the “Airway Article of... Read more..

December 2015 Quarterly Airway Management Research Update

Originally presented as a live webinar, Dr. Calvin A. Brown, III uses a case discussion to introduce the latest published airway research and discusses their impact on clinical practice. This month's case and discussion revolves around maximizing intubation safety. Read more..

Saline Flush After Bolus Rocuronium Shortens Onset of Neuromuscular Blockade

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD, FAAEM   In a randomized trial, patients receiving rocuronium followed by a saline flush had an earlier onset of neuromuscular blockade than those receiving rocuronium alone.   Reliable, rapid onset of neuromuscular blockade is critical for successful emergency rapid sequence intubation (RSI). Rocuronium has a slower onset than succinylcholine.... Read more..

Updated International Guidelines for Neonatal Resuscitation

Katherine Bakes, MD   Care goals include early ventilatory support and advanced resuscitative efforts when warming, drying and stimulation alone are ineffective.   Sponsoring Organization:International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation   Target Audience:Clinicians who care for newly born infants transitioning from intrauterine to extrauterine life and neonatal patients in the first weeks of life, including emergency physicians,... Read more..

Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Intubations: Experience of a Single EMS Agency

Katherine Bakes, MD   Success rates werehi gh, but this study leaves more questions than answers.   In a retrospective study of pediatric (<13 years) prehospital paramedic airway management in King County, Washington, investigators assessed the incidence and outcomes of intubation attempts during a 6-year period. Overall, 299 calls (0.05% of all calls) involved... Read more..

GlideScope Outperforms C-MAC D-Blade for Trainee Intubations of Predicted Difficult Airways

Calvin A. Brown, III, MD, FAAEM   In patients with predicted difficult airways intubated in the operating room, the GlideScope had a higher first-attempt intubation success rate than the C-MAC D-Blade.   Video laryngoscopy (VL) improves intubation success in patients with predicted difficult airways primarily by ensuring glottic visualization. While VL with acute-angled devices... Read more..

Just A Routine Operation

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Airway Article of the Year Winners

AirwayWorld Airway Article of the Year Nominees for the Airway Article of the Year are selected from among all of the articles covered during the Airway Management Research Update webinars held during the year. The content and merits of each article are... Read more..