My top 8 tips for getting the tube.

Here are my top 8 tips for succeeding at intubation. 1. Use a Video Laryngoscope(VL), or at least have one nearby Okay, maybe a little controversial still.  But if there is some way that you can get your hands on one, have it on standby. In a  statement several years ago, Ron Walls said that VL…

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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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Stylet or Bougie for Intubation

As many of you will know, I’ve been teaching airway workshops now for many years, and have put over 3500 doctors through the Advance Airways Workshop. I teach equipment in the following way:Your weapon of choice is the size 3 curved blade.Everyone gets a 7.5 tube in the emergency situationAlways use a stylet and bend…

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