Managing the airway in prehospital and retrieval medicine is a challenge and has inspired many a discussion in many a setting. And anyone working in the area would appreciate the additional challenge when there’s lots of blood getting in the way. As a result everyone has tips and and tricks to try and manage things.
This is by no means the first time people have come up with an approach (or shared an approach) but in the spirit of wide-ranging discussion, here’s a suggestion from Dr Alan Garner recorded for posterity in video.
It runs for about 10 minutes and you’ll note that at the end there’s an update as the approach evolved.
All thoughts, feedback and experience very welcome.