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Ways to Confirm Proper Endotracheal Tube Placement

Brush up on your knowledge of ET tube confirmation techniques.

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Test Your Know-how for Asthma Patients

Can you recognize the signs and symptoms of a severe asthma attack? Do you know how to treat a patient with status asthmaticus? Brush up on how to treat these patients.

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Three Conditions that Complicate Airway Management

EMS providers must anticipate difficult airways to succeed. Certain complications can trigger that anticipation. They include the following: Concomitant head injuries; Multisystem trauma; and Presumed cervical spine injury Read more about how anticipating difficult airways can help you get the ...

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Intubation Up in the Air

The standard advanced prehospital method in trauma patients has been rapid sequence induction (RSI) oral intubation with direct laryngoscopy, which has been shown to be a safe air medical practice.

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GlideScope AVL Reusable

The GlideScope Ranger video laryngoscope delivers consistently clear airway views enabling faster intubations in EMS settings. Available in reusable or single-use configurations.

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A Tight Squeeze

Brush up on your skills for assessing the difficult airway and learn how to intubate the limited-access patient.

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Video Laryngoscopy's Place in an Ambulance

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, recalls the exclusionary criteria set forth during his OR intubation training, and how most of his field intubations met one or more of those criteria.

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Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies

You're called to the house of a 20-month-old baby who is not interacting with his environment and is slightly pale. He has a weak cry and flaring nostrils. What do you remember about the respiratory system of pediatric patients? How should you approach this patient?

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The Young Airway

You're called to the rural scene of an accidental shooting. Your patient is a 12-year-old male. His airway is likely obstructed. How would you manage it?

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The Effect of Intubation on CPR

Emergency guidelines have started emphasizing continuous uninterrupted chest compressions for the treatment of cardiac arrests.

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