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The origin of the Direct Laryngoscopy Video System. Our video system is considered the best practice for laryngoscopy, intubation, oxygenation, and surgical. The latest Tweets from Richard Levitan (@airwaycam). Airway obsessed ED doc passionate about larynx and mountains. Live free or die there are greater evils. Overall goals and objectives: 1. Review airway anatomy pertinent to mask ventilation, supraglottic airways, laryngoscopy, and intubation. 2.

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If possible, try acquiring blades with a airaay profile. Here are Rich Levitan’s Slides. The traditional approach to direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade is to start on the right side of the mouth and sweep the tongue out of the way before proceeding to look for the epiglottis.

Had the opportunity to put into practice some of the info Dr.

Podcast 70 – Airway Management with Rich Levitan

Thanks so much Rich Levitan! Although awake intubation certainly has its place, rapid-sequence intubation remains the workhorse of emergent airway management. Care should be taken to avoid this. When encountering a difficult airway, I still have a tendency to reach for the hyperangulated blade, based on my training. The best lecture on Airway Management—Ever?

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Key areas of interest include: To find midline, gently palpating the akrway borders of the thyroid cartilage levitn rocking the thyroid cartilage back and forth may be helpful.


For most patients, an awake technique will not improve safety and may complicate matters. Cite this post as: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Spammers probably work for the Joint Commission. This isn’t particularly new, but I couldn’t resist putting it in here because it is really pure gold. A degree rotation should resolve this. However, this does have some important drawbacks. Amazing lecture…recommending to everyone at my program, especially students.

He discusses ear-to-sternal notch positioning, dynamic head lift, external laryngeal manipulation, epiglottoscopy, apnoeic oxygenation and the differences between direct and video laryngoscopy among other important concepts.

Accessed on December 31st Play in new window Download T- runs out of the mouth lsvitan if you breath in with gastric contents in the mouth—they will go into the airway thus only matters in paralyzed patients ; Revere T- using gravity and regurgitation won’t make it to the airway ie less abd contents pushing on stomach, etc.

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Fantastic lecture and great slides especially Also, for more Minh Le Cong, check out his new prehospital and retrieval podcast hosted on […]. Levitam are lefitan EMCrit Projecta team of independent medical bloggers and podcasters joined together by our common love of cutting-edge care, iconoclastic ramblings, and FOAM.


For those of you unable to attend the course, here are some points which were particularly interesting to me. Why the heck not?

10 Pearls from the Levitan Airway Course

It will be much easier to palpate for anatomic landmarks once you are past the skin. Optimise the position of the patient before you start airwya this aorway is often overlooked in the emergency setting. The bougie should be your best friend in the emergency department! Most of the time, this is due to the tube catching on the anterior tracheal rings. Thanks Richard and Scott, that was a truly incredible lecture. Want to hear more from Dr.

There are certainly situations where awake intubation may improve levitwn i. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Thus, inability to palpate anatomic landmarks should not be interpreted as meaning that this procedure is impossible or contraindicated.

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Thanks for sharing the treasure Scott!