Skip to content

PHARM Podcast 53: #FOAMEd Online Airway training Program – Airway Decision making


Hi folks! This episode we cover:

  1. Nightmare airway case scenario
  2. General approach to emergency airway management
  3. EDICT

Show note references :

  1. Airway Cam – Dr Levitan’s awesome website
  2. EMUPDATES – Dr Strayer’s awesome website
  3. Dr Seth Trueger’s excellent blog
  4. Tracheostomy safety website


Tune in !

Now on to the Podcast

Right Click and Choose Save-as to Download the Podcast.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sean Marshall #

    Great learning case. I dealt with something similar in ICU a couple weeks ago… a partially dislodged tracheostomy tube and difficult intubation features. Quite challenging.

    One thing I’d like to add to the discussion, which I think Minh aluded to, is in this case presentation with neck radiation plus an unusual tracheostomy tube, one should consider whether this may be a laryngectomy stoma rather than a standard tracheostomy. The implication being that if you obtain that piece of info in the history the option of intubation from above is completely off the table, there’s no physical connection to the trachea from above in these patients.

    Merry Christmas!

    December 27, 2012
  2. Tor Pedersen #

    A simple test for tube occlusion I devised after a scary in incident as an intern, a case that kind of reminds me of this one. I was on call alone at a tiny rural hospital – an intubated patient became impossible to ventilate over a few minutes, at the time I reasoned that it was either the lungs or the tube, if it was the former the patient was f***ed anyways, but if it was the latter then removal of the tube would be lifesaving. So I did, and turned out the tube was occluded with thick mucus, so thick that nothing could be aspirated.

    Well afterwards I figured out a simple test for “tube vs lungs”: Deflate the cuff, if it then becomes easy to bag, but air leaks out then it is the lungs. If it is still just as difficult to bag then it is the tube…

    April 17, 2013
  3. Is that manikin..head the ambu..head since it’s so tanned and asthetically pleasing?
    Which airway head have you found most realistic for airway training? Trucorp…or airway Larry head?
    Keep up the good work Min.


    September 8, 2015
    • Thanks!
      Nasco difficult awy trauma head

      September 8, 2015

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. The LITFL Review 089

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Rural GP Education

Thought and experiences on the journey to enlightenment



EM in Focus

time to get focused on your patients.


In memory of Dr John Hinds

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

In memory of Dr John Hinds


"Live as if you will die tomorrow; Learn as if you will live forever"

Songs or Stories

Sharing the Science and Art of Paediatric Anaesthesia


In memory of Dr John Hinds

"Sweat the small stuff...."

"If someone is willing to teach you something for free, take them up on it. Do it. Every single time. All it does is make you more likely to succeed. And its kind of a nice way to go through life...."

Liz Crowe

Wellbeing Counsellor and Educator


In memory of Dr John Hinds

EM Basic

Your Boot Camp Guide to Emergency Medicine

Ash Witt

In memory of Dr John Hinds


Ramblings from a gasdoc with interests in #anaesthesia, #intensivecare, #echo, #PHEM and #FOAM

PulmCrit: Pulmonary Intensivist's Blog

In memory of Dr John Hinds

Miss Chardy

Laughter in the Outback

The Collective

A Hive Mind for Prehospital and Retrieval Med

Bits & Bumps

Obstetrics and Gynaecology FOAM


Why FOAM it alone?

In memory of Dr John Hinds


Or "How I'm Learning to Stop Worrying and Love Emergency Medicine"


A great site

Genevieve's anthology

Writings to amuse, teach, inspire and entertain.

JR Paramedic

In memory of Dr John Hinds

Monash Anaesthesia

In memory of Dr John Hinds


A topnotch site


Bringing the boring to emergency medicine


Navigating resuscitation

Doctor's bag

by Dr Edwin Kruys

EM nerd

In memory of Dr John Hinds

The Chart Review

In memory of Dr John Hinds

ETM Course

Emergency Trauma Management Course

The Doctor's Dilemma

Modern Medical Musings from Dr Marlene Pearce

Sim and Choppers

A blog combining medical education, simulation and helicopter retrieval medicine


Reflections of a Rural GP

Auckland HEMS

Unofficial site for prehospital care providers of the Auckland HEMS service

Rural Doctors Net

useful resources for rural clinicians


Searching for the big picture in intensive care

Nomadic GP

Adventures of a Rural Locum


Free Open Access Medical Education for Paramedics

Not just a GP

Why GP is the greatest job in the world

the short coat

In memory of Dr John Hinds


Bringing the Boring to EM

When your shift turns to shit? Keep moving, keep caring!

KI Doc

Kangaroo Island doctor blogging about Rural Medicine in Australia


pulling apart cases from the ED...

Little Medic

Learning everything I can from everywhere I can. This is my little blog to keep track of new things medical, paramedical and pre-hospital from a student's perspective.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 11,362 other followers

%d bloggers like this: