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PHARM Podcast 62: Emergency surgical airway -why are we reluctant?

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Dr Peter Fritz                                                           Dr Nicholas Chrimes

Amit and Andy in resus bay
Dr Amit Maini                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr Andy Buck

Hi folks!

Tonight on the show, Nic and Peter of the Vortex airway concept, Amit and Andy of EDTCC and EDEXAM blogs.

We record an entry for the SMACC 2013 Journal Club competition!

The topic is on Cannot Intubate Cannot Ventilate nightmares and the decision to perform an Emergency Surgical Airway.

Show note references:

  1. Emergency surgical airway in life-threatening acute airway emergencies – why are we so reluctant to do it?

  2. Preoxygenation and Prevention of Desaturation During Emergency Airway Management

  3. The formulation and introduction of a ‘can’t intubate, can’t ventilate’ algorithm into clinical practice

  4. Apneic oxygenation in Man

AIRWAY SAFETY LINES

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