PREPRINT

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. General Overview
  • 3. Preparation and Equipment Check
  • 4. Videolaryngoscope and Quick Airways
  • 5. Standard Intubation and Difficult Airways
  • 6. Direct Visualization with Intubation
  • 7. CMAC Video Laryngoscope
  • 8. Bougie Intubation
  • 9. Scope
  • 10. Cricothyroidotomy
  • 11. Closing Remarks
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Airway Techniques and Equipment

Dany Accilien, MD1*, Dexter C. Graves, MD1*, Nicholas Ludmer, MD2, Stephen Estime, MD3, Abdullah Hasan Pratt, MD2

1 UChicago Medicine, Emergency Medicine Resident
2 UChicago Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
3 UChicago Medicine, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care

* These authors contributed equally and are co-first authors.
These authors contributed equally and are co-primary investigators.

Procedure Outline

  1. Ventilation Setup
  2. Novel Airway Equipment Setup
  3. When a Trauma Comes In
  1. Suction
  2. Bag Valve Mask
  3. Oral Pharyngeal Airway
  4. Airway Tower
  1. Intubation
  2. Post-Intubation
  3. ET Tubes
  4. LMA & King Airway
  5. Extra Supplies
  6. Difficult Airway
  1. Macintosh Blade and Flexible Stylet
  2. Hyperangulated D-Blade and Rigid Stylet
  1. Miller Blade with Direct Visualization
  2. Macintosh Blade with Video Laryngoscope
  3. Hyperangulated D-Blade with Video Laryngoscope