In this 123rd episode I welcome Andrew Merelman to the show. Andrew is a paramedic and medical student with an interest in emergent surgical airway management. We discuss the human factors involved in the procedure, when it is indicated, how to do it and how to practice.
In this 121st episode I welcome Dr. Lynette Mark to the show. Dr. Mark is the founder of our Difficulty Airway Response Team (DART) here at Hopkins and a founding director for the Society of Airway Management. We discuss the origins of the DART program and how to approach a difficult airway.
In this 115th episode I welcome Dr. Steven Freiberg back to the show to discuss management of the contaminated airway.
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In this 111th episode I welcome Dr. Zandy Hillel to the show. Dr. Hillel is an otolaryngologist here at Johns Hopkins and we discuss tracheostomies, Cricothyrotomies, laryngeal surgery and difficult airways.
In this episode, episode 96, I welcome Dr. Nick Dalesio to the show. Dr. Dalesio is the director of the pediatric difficult airway program here at Johns Hopkins. We discuss the pediatric difficult airway response team, consult service, and how to anticipate and manage difficult airways in kids, both anticipated and unanticipated.
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!