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Airway Techniques and Equipment

Dany Accilien, MD1*, Dexter C. Graves, MD1*, Nicholas Ludmer, MD2, Stephen Estime, MD3, Abdullah Hasan Pratt, MD2

1 UChicago Medicine, Emergency Medicine Resident
2 UChicago Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
3 UChicago Medicine, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care

* These authors contributed equally and are co-first authors.
These authors contributed equally and are co-primary investigators.

1. Introduction

2. General Overview

  1. Ventilation Setup
  2. Novel Airway Equipment Setup
  3. When a Trauma Comes In

3. Preparation and Equipment Check

  1. Suction
  2. Bag Valve Mask
  3. Oral Pharyngeal Airway
  4. Airway Tower

4. Videolaryngoscope and Quick Airways

5. Standard Intubation and Difficult Airways

  1. Intubation
  2. Post-Intubation
  3. ET Tubes
  4. LMA & King Airway
  5. Extra Supplies
  6. Difficult Airway

6. Direct Visualization with Intubation

7. CMAC Video Laryngoscope

  1. Macintosh Blade and Flexible Stylet
  2. Hyperangulated D-Blade and Rigid Stylet

8. Bougie Intubation

  1. Miller Blade with Direct Visualization
  2. Macintosh Blade with Video Laryngoscope
  3. Hyperangulated D-Blade with Video Laryngoscope

9. Scope

10. Cricothyroidotomy

11. Closing Remarks