Laryngeal Mask and Neonatal Resuscitation

Birth asphyxia is a leading cause of neonatal death. Positive pressure ventilation is the key to resuscitation. This is usually delivered by mask, although mask technique can present challenges in getting a good seal. Intubation is the procedure of choice if mask ventilation fails, however it presents difficulties within itself, with success rates being operator…

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5 Things To Help You Get The Airway

1. Know When To Intubate The Advanced Airway is not just about doing, but also about thinking. It may sound strange, but we should have an approach that allows us to quickly ascertain the appropriateness of intubation. My choice is when there is failure of ( whether this is now or imminent) of oxygenation and…

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My Rules for Getting the Airway

There are all these fancy terms out there in respect to airway. There’s apnoeic oxygenation, delayed sequence intubation, the vortex etc….. Let me tell you something, you already know. This stuff has been around in one form or another for a while, but we have discovered its application to emergency medicine only recently. After giving…

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