Home > Airway Focus

Airway Focus

Airway Algorithms

Airway Management Algorithm

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Airway expert Charlie Eisele uses an algorithm to help him prepare for management of difficult airways. Find out why each step is important.

Read More »

How to Make the Difficult Airway Less Difficult

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Learn from our expert how to make those difficult airways a snap.

Read More »

An Introduction to Video Laryngoscopy

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Charlie Eisele isn’t shy about sharing his viewpoint on video laryngoscopy. Find out why he thinks it’s well worth the money.

Read More »

How to View the Supraglottic Structures

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
When EMS providers understand the origins of laryngoscopy, they learn why the technique of airway management has evolved the way it did.

Read More »

Five Anatomical Features that Affect Ventilation

Airway & Respiratory Anatomy

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Besides finding anatomy just plain interesting, I think a thorough knowledge of the human body helps us do a better job taking care of our patients. Bag-valve mask ventilation is a real cornerstone of airway management. You have to accomplish it successfully, and you can’t move on to advanced techniques without it.

Read More »

Should EMS Intubate?

By Charlie Eisele, BS, NREMT-P
Did you make it to the 2011 EMS Today Conference & Exposition? What a great experience! I had the honor to moderate a panel discussion titled "Should We Intubate?" Four great panelists and about 200 folks in the audience resulted in lively debates and a challenge to be great EMS providers. As the moderator, I really didn't get the chance to stand on my soapbox, so I'll take that opportunity now.

Read More »