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Focus on RSI

This study examined the effect of OR intubation experience on RSI success rates for prehospital providers. We were unable to find literature addressing the teaching of RSI to paramedics who are already trained and experienced in ETI.

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The Future of Video Laryngoscopy

The unique blade and consistently clear view offered by the GlideScope Ranger are keys to why it has been so successful. There’s a single-use version now, and it has also become a battlefield standard. What’s next? Hear GlideScope inventor Dr. Jack Pacey talk about the next generation of Rangers.

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The Video Laryngoscopy Movement

There’s considerable pressure on EMS to improve successful intubation rates, and the advent of video laryngoscopy designed for the field is poised to produce findings that support its use in this demanding context.

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‘Grounded’ Care

For years, direct laryngoscopy has been the gold standard by which to achieve intubation but it often yields surprisingly poor laryngeal views. A significant advance happened when the video laryngoscope was developed.

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Advancing Technology: The GlideScope

Dr. Jack Pacey, the inventor of the GlideScope video laryngoscope system, talks about how he came up with the idea for the video laryngoscope and how he turned that idea into today’s GlideScope devices in this exclusive interview conducted by Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P.

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Using Is Believing

The Martin County (Fla.) Fire Rescue department needed a solution for airway management. See what they discovered when they looked for one.

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Teaching the Airway

This program has trained more than 3,000 emergency providers.

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Training for Success

Training for Success

To achieve a high level of ETI performance, EMS systems need a comprehensive program combining education and clinical efforts, such as the one detailed here.

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A Clinician's Guide to Video Laryngoscopy: Tips and Techniques

This pocket guide covers many clinical applications for VL–from awake intubation to telemedicine. Written by true pioneers in the use of these devices, each chapter is meant to stand alone. Taken together, they comprise the most comprehensive overview of VL published to date.

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Case Study: Intubation of a Burn Patient Using Video Laryngoscopy

Intubation using video laryngoscopy successfully completed in 26 seconds.

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