The airway is the first priority in EMS. It’s also often the most overwhelming. Learn how airway expert and instructor Jim Radcliffe, BS, MBA, EMT-P, reduces that stress.Read More »
The key to successful intubations is to relax and find a way to work smarter, not harder.Read More »
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.Read More »
Two recent pediatric choking cases, one in Jersey City, N.J., and another in Oceanside, Calif., had 'completely opposite outcomes but a common genesis.' Find out from JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, why direct laryngoscopy helped improve the Jersey City outcome and how you can keep your airway skills sharp.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.