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Research Update: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, Video Laryngoscopy, and Respiratory Failure due to COVID-19

Dr. Calvin Brown and special guests, Dr. Susan Wilcox (Mass General Hospital) and Dr. Darren Braude (Univ of New Mexico), discuss recent research on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, standard-geometry v. hyperangulated video laryngoscopes, and respiratory failure due to COVID-19.

Practical Guidance for Airway Management in the Coronavirus Patient

The four national directors of The Difficult Airway Course offer practical guidance for airway management of the coronavirus patient. Hosted by Calvin Brown III MD, this presentation includes perspectives from Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pre-hospital Medicine. Panelists include J. Adam Law MD, Jarrod Mosier MD, and Darren Braude MD, EMT-P.

2019 Article of the Year: Casey’s Bag-Mask Ventilation During Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults

Calvin Brown III, MD presents four nominees for the “2019 Airway Article of the Year.”  The nominated articles were chosen from among those featured in 2019 Quarterly Airway Research Updates.  Dr. Brown discusses the content and merits of each article and the audience votes for the “Airway Article of the Year.”

Research Update: DAS Guidelines on Awake Tracheal Intubation in Adults

Dr. Calvin Brown reviews the recently published Difficult Airway Society guidelines on awake tracheal intubation (ATI) in adults.  The guidelines cover indication, set up, checklists, oxygenation, topicalization & sedation, and tube confirmation.  General recommendations are also discussed.

Research Update: Preventing Desaturation and Intubation Frequency

Dr. Calvin Brown discusses four airway studies using clinical scenarios to illustrate key points and “What would you do?” questions to engage the audience. The topics covered include intubation frequency among emergency physicians, use of end tidal oxygen monitoring to assess preoxygenation during RSI, apneic oxygenation in the PICU, and high-flow nasal oxygen in morbidly obese patients.

Research Update: HEAVEN, RSI, and Post-intubation Sedation

Using a case-based approach, Dr. Calvin Brown discusses three research studies focusing on the HEAVEN criteria, drug order in Rapid Sequence Intubation, and post-intubation sedation.

Research Update: Pre-oxygenation and Bagging During RSI


Dr. Calvin Brown takes a deep dive into the current state of and recommendations regarding pre-oxygenation and bagging during rapid sequence intubation (RSI).