The origin of the Direct Laryngoscopy Video System. Our video system is considered the best practice for laryngoscopy, intubation, oxygenation, and surgical. The latest Tweets from Richard Levitan (@airwaycam). Airway obsessed ED doc passionate about larynx and mountains. Live free or die there are greater evils. Overall goals and objectives: 1. Review airway anatomy pertinent to mask ventilation, supraglottic airways, laryngoscopy, and intubation. 2.

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However, Levitan has persuaded me that the standard-geometry blade with video capability is the best way to go for most cases, since this combines the power of direct laryngoscopy with video laryngoscopy in a single tool. Out of Hospital cardiac arrest grade 4 view on Obese patient.

While you wait for help to arrive, your leviran include percutaneous needle cricothrotomy as demonstrated by Andrew Heard:. Please note that there is no guarantee that the patient will be paralyzed in 60 seconds, so the usual clinical tests of muscle tone should also be employed.

Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer You are here: A degree rotation should resolve this. There are certainly situations where awake intubation may improve safety i. The key is finding midline and then making a large vertical incision. Subscribe Now If you enjoyed this sirway, you will almost certainly enjoy our others.

GI bleed, intestinal obstruction, gastric ultrasound with full stomach, etc. When a Grade IV view is encountered, the natural reaction is to panic. This post contains some truly awesome educational resources.

Podcast 70 – Airway Management with Rich Levitan

To find midline, gently palpating the lateral borders of the thyroid cartilage and rocking the thyroid cartilage back and forth may be helpful. American-style MAC4 blades have an enormous flange which limits maneuverability, whereas German blades have a smaller flange which is less likely to get caught on the teeth see below. Cite this post as: Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. The best lecture on Airway Management—Ever? Levitan for a great course and permission to write this blog.


For more information see this video by Dr. Issues such as endotracheal tube placement, suctioning the airway, and clearing foreign bodies are easier with a more direct approach.

Both- T and Reverse T can ‘theoretically’ prevent aspiration. Intubating patients in reverse trendelenberg will make gravity work in your favor. Fantastic lecture and great slides especially Subscribe to our email list to keep informed on all of the Resuscitation and Critical Care goodness. The traditional approach to direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade is to start on the right side of the mouth and sweep the tongue out of the way before proceeding to look for the epiglottis.

Paradoxically, many of the patients who need a cric will have poorly palpable neck anatomy. Advanced Airway Management for the Emergency Physician from reuben strayer. I find this to be a useful manoeuvre, if you have the courage to really do it- the very heavy patient will be almost sitting upright! For those of you unable to attend the course, here are some points which were particularly interesting to me. Thus, it’s useful to have a pre-planned approach about how to optimize laryngeal exposure.

When advancing the blade along the mideline, the epiglottis should lie right at the base of the tongue, directly within the course of the blade.

Levitan also promotes sitting up the obese patient, such that the ears and the anterior chest wall are on the same horizontal plane. Visit his airway site at airwaycam.

Airway Management with Rich Levitan

Thus, inability to palpate anatomic levitna should not be interpreted as meaning that this procedure is impossible or contraindicated. I agree with Drs. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thanks for sharing Don. Levitan suggests patiently waiting at least 60 seconds after rocuronium is injected before making any attempt to intubate. Make sure you can use simple airway adjuncts, including the oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways.


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When encountering a difficult airway, I still have a tendency to reach for the hyperangulated blade, based on my training. If the video camera is obscured by secretions, the operator can switch immediately to direct vision. We are the EMCrit Projecta team of independent medical bloggers and podcasters joined together by our common love of cutting-edge care, iconoclastic ramblings, and FOAM. Like Us on Facebook. Surgical Airway Trainer — Operational Medicine. This isn’t particularly new, but I couldn’t resist putting it in here because it is really pure gold.

Face mask ventilation in edentulous patients: Hyperangulated videolaryngoscopy remains useful for some patients with limited jaw or neck mobility. Amazing lecture…recommending to everyone at my program, especially students. He discusses ear-to-sternal notch positioning, dynamic head lift, external laryngeal manipulation, epiglottoscopy, apnoeic oxygenation and the differences between direct and video laryngoscopy among other important concepts.

Straight-to-cuff stylet shaping prevents the tube from obscuring your view of the larynx while it is being inserted. Amelia J Nugent, DO.

From EM Updates click image for source. Emergency Ventilation in 11 Minutes from reuben strayer on Vimeo. Yep, game changing way to think about laryngoscopy.