Bag-Mask Ventilation Helps Prevent Hypoxemia Bag-Mask Ventilation Helps Prevent Hypoxemia
' For every nine critically ill adults undergoing tracheal intubation, providing bag-mask ventilation between induction and laryngoscopy would prevent severe hypoxemia in one patient,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Laryngeal symptoms may be caused by cranial nerve 9 and 10 compression at the brain stem
(Medical University of South Carolina) The Laryngoscope, December 24, 2018 issue, reports Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) investigator findings that compression of cranial nerves nine and ten is often responsible for unexplained laryngeal symptoms like chronic cough, vocal fold paralysis and hoarseness. Surgical decompression provided highly effective treatment with surgical patients experiencing significant, long-term improvements over medication-treated patients. These findings provide an important option to address the root cause of debilitating laryngeal symptoms that were previously unexplained. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say
A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FRANCES ROBLES Tags: Laryngoscope (Journal) State Department Zaid, Mark S Cuba Guangzhou (China) Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
An ALS crew is dispatched to the scene of a patient reported to have altered mental status and difficulty breathing. Upon arrival, you and your partner find a middle-age woman lying on the floor in the care of first responders with visibly shallow respirations. According to the patient’s family, she was in her normal state of health and sitting in her recliner when she suddenly raised her hands into the air and began grabbing at both sides of her head. She then fell forward and was assisted to the ground by family. Family members describe grunting respirations that began shortly thereafter and no change in her mental...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Podcast: Bedside examination tests to detect beforehand adults who are likely to be difficult to intubate
In conclusion, therefore, standard bedside airway examination tests for difficult airways in patients with no apparent airway abnormalities do not appear to be good screening tests, and we urge great caution in their use and interpretation. "Read the Cochrane ReviewVisit theCochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care websiteListen to more Cochrane PodcastsGet Cochrane Podcasts on iTunesTuesday, November 13, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

It ’s About Paramedic Intubation Skill Maintenance, Not ETI vs. SGA
In this study, for all-comers, that was an abysmal 6%. This is an important number because it tells us that overall, successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest is rare and that a number of our efforts may have some statistically significant differences but the absolute effect on the gold standard outcome is rather small. But that’s a story for another time. The focus here is on airway management in cardiac arrest, and the suggestion that the “verdict is out” on whether or not paramedics should be using an endotracheal tube or a supraglottic device. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen P. Wood, MS, ACNP-BC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

It ’s About Paramedic Intubation Skill Maintenance, Not ETI vs. SGA
Conclusion The PART study’s aim was to demonstrate that SGA is superior to SETI. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen. That doesn’t mean this study doesn’t have value. It clearly demonstrated that an important, time-honored and gold standard skill in resuscitation isn’t being practiced effectively by paramedics. The solution should not be to abandon the procedure. The solution is that we need to fix the problem. We need to enhance education, provide more opportunity for skills maintenance and develop systems that ensure that paramedics are regularly practicing these advanced skills. It is ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen P. Wood, MS, ACNP-BC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Medical-Legal Consequences of Airway Mismanagement
Conclusion Although practice may not make perfect, it certainly can make proficiency. And when it comes to airway management, for every tube, every time, every age, everywhere ... capnographic (or at least capnometric or colorimetric) verification of proper initial and ongoing placement is the standard of care. If being the subject of a serious medical malpractice lawsuit is among the things you strive to avoid, get in habit of using your tools and trusting the technology. (Source: JEMS Special Topics)
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

ETI vs. SGA: The Verdict Is In
Engine 32 and Rescue 4 respond to a person not breathing at a youth sports complex. They arrive to see bystanders performing CPR and applying the facility’s automated external defibrillator (AED). While exiting the vehicle, paramedics hear the AED deliver a shock. Because of the large crowd gathered around the patient, paramedics and EMTs quickly load the patient into the back of the ambulance. En route, one medic starts an IV line while the other attempts intubation. The patient’s short neck and small mouth make the intubation effort very difficult. The medic attempts laryngoscopy three times, each time with a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shannon W. Stephens, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

ETI vs. SGA: The Verdict Is In
This study had several important limitations. The EMS agencies that participated in this trial have many years of experience in OHCA research, including additional training on CPR quality performance. As previously noted, due to limitations in funding, we couldn’t assess the influence of CPR quality. We studied a relatively limited number of out-of-hospital and in-hospital adverse events. It also wasn’t possible to blind EMS providers to treatment assignment. Although randomization was uneven in two sites, the overall characteristics of the study groups were similar. We observed a lower than expected ETI succes...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shannon W. Stephens, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Honey May Protect Children Who Swallow Button Batteries
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Ingesting honey after swallowing a button battery may reduce injuries and improve outcomes in children, according to research published recently in Laryngoscope. Rachel R. Anfang, from the Children's Hospital of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management
Does obesity increase the risk of difficult tracheal intubation and laryngoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Honey may reduce injury in children who have swallowed button batteries
(Wiley) Ingestion of button batteries, which are frequently found in the household setting, can rapidly lead to caustic esophageal injury in infants and children. A new study published in The Laryngoscope found that drinking honey or Carafate ® (a cherry- flavored duodenal ulcer prescription) may help reduce esophageal damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Technology of Video Laryngoscopy The Technology of Video Laryngoscopy
This article reviews the technical aspects of video laryngoscopy, its advantages and limitations, and its impact on difficult airway management.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation McGrath MAC Laryngoscope for Routine Nasotracheal Intubation
How does the McGrath MAC video laryngoscope compare with the Airway Scope and Macintosh laryngoscope for routine nasotracheal intubation?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Video Laryngoscopy Does Not Improve Intubation Outcomes Video Laryngoscopy Does Not Improve Intubation Outcomes
In terms of intubation outcomes, video laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation did not provide any additional benefits over direct laryngoscopy.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Delon Technologies acquires CoPilot VL video laryngoscope
Dilon Technologies said today it acquired the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope, saying the acquisition will expand its footprint into the anesthesia nad airway space. The CoPilot VL video laryngoscope is designed to provide high-quality video and uses a Bougie Port system to help navigate around corners into the airway, the company said. “We are very pleased to add the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to our ever-growing portfolio of Dilon products. We welcome to the Dilon team both inventors of the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to guide the launch of the product line and ongoing innovations,” Dilon Tech chair & ...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Dilon Technologies Source Type: news

Dilon Technologies acquires CoPilot VL video laryngoscope
Dilon Technologies said today it acquired the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope, saying the acquisition will expand its footprint into the anesthesia nad airway space. The CoPilot VL video laryngoscope is designed to provide high-quality video and uses a Bougie Port system to help navigate around corners into the airway, the company said. “We are very pleased to add the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to our ever-growing portfolio of Dilon products. We welcome to the Dilon team both inventors of the CoPilot VL video laryngoscope to guide the launch of the product line and ongoing innovations,” Dilon Tech chair & ...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Dilon Technologies Source Type: news

Laryngoscopy in Children Who Are Difficult to Intubate Laryngoscopy in Children Who Are Difficult to Intubate
Is videolaryngoscopy a better option than direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Laryngoscopy
A slide show depicting a laryngoscopy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video- vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Adults Requiring Intubation Video- vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Adults Requiring Intubation
Do videolaryngoscopes reduce intubation failure and complications compared with direct laryngoscopy in adults?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Inscope Medical launches suction-equipped laryngoscope
Inscope Medical Solutions said today it launched its Inscope Direct laryngoscope with integrated, controllable suction, touting it as the 1st of its kind. The Inscope Direct device is designed to eliminate the need to move between yankauer suction and the endotracheal tube while securing the airway, the Washington D.C.-based company said. “Using the Inscope Direct is addicting. It’s easy to use and the controllable suction in the mouth throughout procedures keeps the right hand free to focus on passing the endotracheal tube Being able to easily suction while starting and throughout the intubation process is a g...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat inscopemedicalsolutions Source Type: news

Salter Labs acquires InnoMed Technologies, Parker Medical, IntuBrite
Salter Labs acquired a trio of medical device companies: Innomed Technologies, Parker Medical and IntuBrite for undisclosed amounts. Coconut Grove, Fla.-based InnoMed makes non-invasive ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure masks. Parker Medical, based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., makes tips for endotracheal tubes. IntuBrite makes laryngoscopes and is based in Vista, Calif. Lake Forest, Ill.-based Salter Labs makes respiratory therapy devices for the home and healthcare provider markets. “With these acquisitions, Salter offers a wide range of innovative, clinically-preferred airway management product...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory innomed intubrite parkermedical salterlabs Source Type: news

Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope
This study compared the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat resulting from two commonly used endotracheal intubation methods.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Verathon launches GlideScope Go portable video laryngoscope
Verathon Inc. yesterday announced the launch of its portable GlideScope Go video laryngoscope. The Bothell, Wash.-based company’s device is a portable, high-res system for clinicians to use in hospital and pre-hospital settings. The display was designed for improved visualization and first-pass intubation, Verathon said. The unit is compatible with GlideScope Spectrum single-use blades for patients of all ages, according to the company. “GlideScope Go is an intuitive, handheld solution that adds versatility to clinical airway management,” Tim Shauf, VP & GM of Verathon’s respiratory & surgic...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Imaging Respiratory Verathon Inc. Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews July 2017
Electric Lift Assist Patients are getting larger. As a result, EMS agencies have established bariatric response units with specific protocols to minimize injuries to providers and several products specifically designed for bariatric lifting have been invented. The latest is specifically designed to get a large patient off of the floor with a minimum amount of physical manipulation. The new Human Floor Lift 550-E from IndeeLift is a compact, portable, battery-powered device which is designed to be slid underneath a patient and lift the patient to a seated position. The patient can then ambulate on their own or be transf...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews August 2017
Electric Lift Assist Patients are getting larger. As a result, EMS agencies have established bariatric response units with specific protocols to minimize injuries to providers and several products specifically designed for bariatric lifting have been invented. The latest is specifically designed to get a large patient off of the floor with a minimum amount of physical manipulation. The new Human Floor Lift 550-E from IndeeLift is a compact, portable, battery-powered device which is designed to be slid underneath a patient and lift the patient to a seated position. The patient can then ambulate on their own or be transf...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Optim LLC Releases Next Generation LED for ENTity(TM) Series Flexible Endoscopes
The company's pioneering ENTity series now available with enhanced, brighter, second generation LED illumination for improved performance STURBRIDGE, Mass., June 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Optim LLC, a premier manufacturer of... Devices, Product Launch Optim LLC, flexible laryngoscope, laryngoscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OBP Medical Announces SURE-SCOPE Regulatory Approval in Australia
Innovative, single-use, one-piece laryngoscope with integrated LED light source reduces cost, improves efficiency, eliminates infection risk caused by reusable laryngoscope blades and handles LAWRENCE, Mass., June 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketi... Devices, Regulatory, Product Launch OBP Medical, SURE-SCOPE, laryngoscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OmniVision and COMedia Ltd. Introduce a Single-Use Laryngoscope Reference Design with ...
Using the OVM9724 CameraCubeChip™ and OV788 ASIC, the New Laryngoscope Reference Design Improves Patient Comfort and Safety During Intubation Procedures SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 12, 2017 - OmniVision Technologies Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, collaborating with COMedia Ltd., today announced the availability of a reference design that brings visualization to single-use laryngoscopes. Using OmniVision's OVM9724 CameraCubeChip™ and its OV788...This story is related to the following:Medical Devices | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Duty Hours Restrictions and ENT Complication Rates Duty Hours Restrictions and ENT Complication Rates
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Laryngoscope, examining whether the restriction in resident duty hours led to changes in complication rates during head and neck procedures.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Novel technique helps diagnose swimming-induced respiratory condition
Exercise-induced obstruction of the larynx, or voice box, is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers. A new report reveals a method to accurately diagnose this condition, using a flexible laryngoscope. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Novel technique helps diagnose swimming-induced respiratory condition
(Wiley) Exercise-induced obstruction of the larynx, or voice box, is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers. A new report reveals a method to accurately diagnose this condition, using a flexible laryngoscope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Video No Better Than Direct Laryngoscopy for ICU Intubations Video No Better Than Direct Laryngoscopy for ICU Intubations
Video laryngoscopy did not improve first-pass orotracheal intubation rates in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was associated with higher rates of life-threatening complications, in a multicenter study in France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Diabetes drug takes aim at cancer's fuel source
(Thomas Jefferson University) To understand how metformin changes the biology of cancer cells, researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University tested tumor cells before and after metformin treatment in non-diabetic cancer patients. The pilot clinical trial results were published today in The Laryngoscope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

RDT to Showcase New Approach to Monitoring Defibrillation at Arab Health
RDT, a leading provider of pre-hospital care solutions, will be previewing its Tempus ALS monitor defibrillator at Arab Health 2017. Visitors to Stand Z1A59 will be able to see this innovative solution – which offers the benefits of a fully ERC-compliant defibrillator and an advanced monitor in a small and lightweight package – ahead of its official launch later in the year. Tempus ALS delivers a new, cutting-edge approach to monitoring defibrillation. Its market-leading robustness, small size, low weight and flexible configuration provide unparalleled choices on how pre-hospital equipment is deployed and opera...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

RDT to Showcase New Approach to Monitoring Defibrillation at Arab Health
RDT, a leading provider of pre-hospital care solutions, will be previewing its Tempus ALS monitor defibrillator at Arab Health 2017. Visitors to Stand Z1A59 will be able to see this innovative solution – which offers the benefits of a fully ERC-compliant defibrillator and an advanced monitor in a small and lightweight package – ahead of its official launch later in the year. Tempus ALS delivers a new, cutting-edge approach to monitoring defibrillation. Its market-leading robustness, small size, low weight and flexible configuration provide unparalleled choices on how pre-hospital equipment is deployed and opera...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Launch of New Spectrum Single-Use Blades Marks The Latest Advance from GlideScope Video Laryngoscopes
BOTHELL, Wash., Jan. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Verathon® Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of imaging and respiratory medical devices, announced the launch of new GlideScope® SpectrumTM Single-Use video laryngos... Devices, Product Launch Verathon , GlideScope, laryngoscopes, video laryngoscopes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does EMS Intubation Success Improve with Video Laryngoscopy?
Video vs. Direct Larygoscopy Jarvis JL, McClure SF, Johns D. EMS intubation improves with King Vision video laryngoscopy. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015;19(4):482–489. Williamson County EMS, a suburban and rural Texas EMS system, reviewed its endotracheal intubation (ETI) success rates after adding the King Vision video laryngoscope to ALS units. Considering the county’s suburban and rural settings allow few intubation attempts per provider on an annual basis, researchers believed video laryngoscopy would be advantageous. Overall ETI success rate before the interventions was 64.9%. Background: The King Vision was cho...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Page, MS, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

DiaMedical USA Announces Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS Training
West Bloomfield, MI, January 4, 2017 – DiaMedical USA and SimLabSolutions are proud to introduce their newest line of exclusive EMS simulation products with the launch of Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS education and training. These packs will help EMS instructors successfully integrate simulation scenarios into National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Portfolio Project psychomotor skills testing, continuing education, or hands-on training exercises. Loaded Emergency Packs are filled with all the supplies and simulated medications needed for pre-service and in-service training. Loaded Emergency Pa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

DiaMedical USA Announces Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS Training
West Bloomfield, MI, January 4, 2017 – DiaMedical USA and SimLabSolutions are proud to introduce their newest line of exclusive EMS simulation products with the launch of Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS education and training. These packs will help EMS instructors successfully integrate simulation scenarios into National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Portfolio Project psychomotor skills testing, continuing education, or hands-on training exercises. Loaded Emergency Packs are filled with all the supplies and simulated medications needed for pre-service and in-service training. Loaded Emergency Pa...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
  Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Is Intubation Success Rate Higher With Two-Medic Crews
The Research Myers LA, Gallet CG, Kolb LJ, et al. Determinants of success and failure in prehospital endotracheal intubation. West J Emerg Med. 2016;17(5):640–647. The Science The documentation of 200 intubation attempts on 150 patients cared for by a multisite EMS agency was reviewed by the authors to determine what factors were associated with success and failure of prehospital intubation. They defined an attempt as the laryngoscope blade entering the mouth. Overall success rate was 75%. The use, on an adult, of an endotracheal (ET) tube size
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

What Medical Problems Do Laundry Pods Cause?
Discussion Laundry detergent capsules are small, single-use pod, liquidtab or sachets with concentrated cleaning product encased in a water dissolvable membrane. They are brightly colored and promote use by being conveniently single-use. They are used mainly for laundry and dishwashers, and look similar to candy or toys which encourages ingestion by children. They were first used in Europe in 2001, and then were marketed in the U.S. in 2010. Not long afterwards, there was an increase in Poison Control Center calls regarding exposure to the products particularly by small children. An analysis from 2012-2013 found the number...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Effective Is Video Laryngoscopy for Rescue Intubation? How Effective Is Video Laryngoscopy for Rescue Intubation?
A retrospective analysis of over 1400 patients with failed direct laryngoscopy shows that the most common rescue technique is also the most effective.Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go on a lo...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Steroid use linked to worse outcomes in Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have found that patients who were prescribed corticosteroids as part of treatment for Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis had worse long-term outcomes of regaining facial function than those who were prescribed antibiotic therapy alone. Based on these findings, which were published online today in Laryngoscope, the researchers urge caution in prescribing corticosteroids to patients with acute Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news