Tag: endotracheal intubation

SASEM: Cutting Edge Evidence-based Airway Management

I gave this talk at the SASEM (Saudi Arabian Society for Emergency Medicine) conference, 2022. In this talk, I discuss recent practice-changing evidence relating to emergency airway management. I cover endotracheal intubation in out of hospital cardiac arrest (including the AIRWAYS-2 trial), video vs. direct laryngoscopy tips to optimise your view on laryngoscopy and maximise first pass success, and I cover the use of surgical cricothyroidotomy by London Ambulance Service.

JC: Intubate or not intubate? That is the question…

    Clinical scenario: A multi-morbid, elderly patient with renal failure and recently diagnosed hyperkalaemia suffers a cardiac arrest in your busy resuscitation area before you can start appropriate treatment. You start CPR with a fully