With flush-rate oxygen, a non-rebreather mask was at least as good as a bag-valve-mask ventilation for intubation preoxygenation. Many intubators using the rapid sequence intubation protocol use a bag-valve-mask (BVM) for preoxygenation. But in the absence of a good mask…
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Prior studies have suggested that patients should be intubated emergently in an upright, head-forward position rather than in the traditional supine position.  This is especially true for intubations of morbidly obese patients where it is known that pre-oxygenation and intubation in…
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Use of video laryngoscopy (VL) results in improved glottic views, fewer intubation attempts, and higher intubation success in both operating room and emergency department (ED) patients. Less is known about performance characteristics of VL during urgent inpatient intubations performed in…
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