Monthly Archives: February 2013

Post Intubation Care.

I had a reasonably busy few days at work last week, intubating 3 patients in 4 shifts.  All of them went nice and smoothly due to careful planning, setup and communication, followed by techniques such as apnoeic oxygenation with nasal … Continue reading

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Sucked into the Vortex (in a good way)

Welcome to The Vortex!  What is the Vortex you ask?  Well, if you clicked on the link you would already know.  If not… The Vortex is a really nice difficult/failed intubation algorithm designed by a Nicholas Chrimes, a Melbourne anaesthetist … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine – THE PHARM dedicated to the memory of Dr John Hinds:
(picture courtesy of Dr Seth Trueger and his homemade laryngoscope trainer) Jim DuCanto is back, innovating on body positioning and how the…

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Sedation in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not uncommon where I work.  Primarily they are due to motor vehicle crashes, however assaults come not to far behind this as a major cause.  We are fairly aggressive in our management of TBI and … Continue reading

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The Occasional Intubator with Minh Le Cong and Rob Bryant

When I read the data that is out there on occasional intubators, it appears that I am not such a beast.  I certainly have over 60 intubations to get out of that ‘novice’ stage, and I intubate more than once … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine – THE PHARM dedicated to the memory of Dr John Hinds:
happy New Year! Scott and I have a friendly discussion on his Upcoming EmCrit Intubation checklist What we talk about : Sux…

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