- EDUCATION STANDARDS
- SESSION SPECIFIC
Sessions 14 and 15
In this module, we’ll explore the complexities of airway management and present best practices and techniques for oxygenating and ventilating a patient. The videos below are not meant to replace the readings and should be used to supplement the information found in your text. Total video run time – 90 minutes.
Introduction to airway management
Mechanics of respiration, overview of ventilation and oxygenation
High-resolution view of the airway
Take a look at this awesome 1-minute, high-resolution video of the upper airway anatomy. Be sure to turn your volume off prior to playing this video.
Dr. Levitan self intubation
Dr. Levitan is a legend in the field of airway management. He is the founder of the AirwayCam educational series and has published an incredible amount of research on the topic. This 1-minute video will also help you understand the path a nasal tracheal tube travels on its way to the trachea.
Predict difficult BVM ventilation
This video presents the key points of effective BVM technique. Your ability to properly oxygenate and ventilate a patient using minimally invasive techniques is of critical importance. Don’t dismiss the utility of this skill because it’s not an “ALS” skill. Learn to save a life in 8 minutes!
Learn about the ear-to-sternal notch position in 3 minutes. This method of patient positioning has been shown to improve first pass success rates during ET intubation
Predict difficult intubation
Endotracheal Tube shape
Direct laryngoscopy – endotracheal intubation
Dr. Gallagher demonstrates the steps for performing direct laryngoscopy. He also presents some pearls and pitfalls of intubation.
Confirming ET tube placement
Dr. Gallagher demonstrates the steps for performing cricothorotomy using the Seldinger approach and also uses the Melker kit.
Check out the educational site at http://www.airwaycam.com. This is a tremendous resource!
King Vision Airway Training
King Vision Techniques
Techniques to improve first pass success
Direct laryngoscopy vs King Vision
Miscellaneous Airway Information
Airway Skill Sheets
Needle decompression thoracostomy
The Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome
The Pediatric Airway: Pearls and Pitfalls
Respiratory Emergencies Review
Fast Five Facts: Status Asthmaticus
Emergency Surgical Cricothyroidotomy