March 2017 Quarterly Airway Management Research Update

Dr. Calvin A. Brown, III uses a case discussion to introduce the latest published airway research and discusses its impact on clinical practice. Read more..

First-Pass Intubation Success Associated with Video Laryngoscopy and RSI

Daniel M. Lindberg, MD   First-pass success increased concurrently with an increase in use of video laryngoscopy and rapid sequence intubation over a 6-year period in Japan.   Emergency endotracheal intubation is considered by many the cornerstone of emergency medicine procedural knowledge. Increased first-pass intubation success is associated with decreased rates of uncommon serious... Read more..

Lung Protective Strategy for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Saves Lives

Daniel M. Lindberg, MD     Lung-protective ventilation has been shown to improve outcomes for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) but compliance is poor in the emergency department (ED). After finding... Read more..

Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit

Patricia Kritek, MD   A multicenter trial showed similar first-pass intubation rates but more complications with video laryngoscopy.   As video laryngoscope (VL) use has increased in the operating room, it also has become more common in the intensive care unit (ICU). Intubations in the ICU generally are higher risk, with patients commonly hypoxemic... Read more..