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?