In this episode, episode 36, I welcome Dr. Deb Schwengel, one of our pediatric anesthesiologists and our residency program director, to the show to discuss the differences in anatomy and physiology in pediatric versus adult patients.
In this episode I welcome Dr. Laeben Lester to the show. Dr. Lester is trained in Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology and has completed fellowship training in Cardiac Anesthesiology. He shares with us his “Nearly Needleless 5-Step Approach” to airway topicalization for awake intubation.
In this episode I review the ABA topic of airway management. This is obviously a huge topic but in this episode I highlight key points about the components of airway management recommended by the ABA including identification of a difficult airway, management of a difficult airway, the difficult airway algorithm, different tools and adjuncts, and different types of tubes. This will be the final post of 2016. Thanks so much to all of you for listening and being a part of ACCRAC’s inaugural year in 2016. Here’s wishing you a wonderful start to your 2017!
In this episode I discuss awake intubation. I discuss the indications, techniques, nerve blocks, sedation and different methods of performing awake intubation.
Slides to go along with the podcast are here: awake intubation slides
The youtube video of the MGH anesthesiologist intubating himself is here: self-intubation
In this episode I first announce the new ACCRAC website here at ACCRAC.com. Big thanks to Bryan Mariscalchi for his help setting it up. I also mention the problem the last two episodes had with only playing out of one ear on earphones. I hope I’ve cleared that problem up. I mention a fantastic book called “Missing Microbes” by Martin Blaser, here is a link to the NY Times review: Missing Microbes
The bulk of the episode is a description of the paraglossal approach to endotracheal incubation. Here is a youtube link to a video of the technique: Paraglossal video
Have you ever used this technique? Do you like it?