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Why cricoid pressure doesn’t work (probably)

by Josh Holden FACEM CCPU Ever wondered why we don’t use cricoid pressure in ED? After all, compressing the oesophagus between the larynx and C5 vertebral body should stop any breakfast from coming up the wrong way quite nicely? Check

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Education Session: Ambu aScope

Here is the pre-reading for the Education Session on the Ambu aScope. Objectives for the session: 1. Indications for endoscopic airway instrumentation (1) looking at airways (eg. burns, FBs, stridor) (2) awake fibreoptic intubation (3) intubation through a supraglottic device

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Resident Education 11-02-2016

1400 Airway Mangement Checklist 1430 Case Presentation 1500 Airway Practical Skills Basic Airway Management Surgical Airway References / Further Reading:  

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New CO2 cables in Resus

We’ve moved to using new sidestream end tidal carbon dioxide adaptors in resus. A video on how to connect them is here: Remember, end tidal CO2 detection, or capnography, is mandatory in ALL intubations, including cardiac arrest. It is the

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Using the paediatric RSI checklist

This 13 minute video covers the basics of paediatric rapid sequence intubation by going through the ED paediatric RSI checklist. The checklist can be downloaded here  

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Paediatric RSI checklist

If you’ve been present at an adult intubation in the Resus Room, you should have seen the Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) checklist used. Now we’re introducing a paediatric one too. Click the image to download it.

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