Using Video Laryngoscopy For Nasal Intubation

, using video laryngoscopy for nasal intubation can be technically challenging. Use of a nasal airway and a pediatric bougie can greatly simplify this task. #anesthesia #FOAMED Read More …

Nasal Intubation

Nasal intubation needs attention to anatomy to avoid complications. Technique: nasal intubation combined with direct laryngoscopy described. #anesthesia #FOAMED Read More …

Avoiding Pediatric Anesthesia Problems — YouTube

Anesthesia providers who don’t care for children frequently can find their care intimidating. Link to pediatric anesthesia airway management lectures on YouTube by Dr. Christine Whitten and Dr. S. Ramesh. #anesthesia, #FOAMED, #anaesthesia Read More …

Save The Date: Upcoming International Lecture on Common Problems in Pediatric Anesthesia

It is my honor to have been asked to lecture to the anesthesia post graduates in India. This YouTube presentation will be live worldwide. The different international times are noted below. Children are not miniature adults: in many ways normal pediatric anatomy and physiology make children more vulnerable to hypoxia, Read More …

Failed Airway: A Supraglottic Airway Can Rescue Your Patient!

Inserting a supraglottic airway in a failed airway emergency can rescue your patient and allow successful oxygenation and ventilation. management of failed airway, can’t intubate can’t ventilate discussed. #anesthesia, #FOAMED Read More …

Aspiration in Anesthesia: Be Vigilant, Be Prepared

Pulmonary aspiration in anesthesia can be life-threatening. Article discusses how to minimize risk with vigilance, good judgment, preparation, and quick actions. #anesthesia, #FOAMED Read More …

Cricoid Pressure Requires Communication & Teamwork

To be effective, cricoid pressure must be applied using the correct force, at the correct spot, using the correct angle. It therefore, requires good communication between intubator and the applier. Article discusses technique. #FOAMED Read More …

Anesthesia Circuit Failure: Predictable and Preventable

Failure of the anesthesia circuit, with inability to ventilate, is one of the most frightening anesthetic emergencies. You must act quickly to keep your patient safe and troubleshoot causes of the anesthesia circuit failure. One essential diagnostic and management tool in this emergency is your manual ventilation bag. Case: The Read More …

Avoid Nasotracheal Intubation Trauma By Using A Red Rubber Robinson Catheter

Nasotracheal intubation can cause nosebleeds. One way to minimize trauma to the nasal turbinates is to shield the tip of the endotracheal tube inside a Red Rubber Robinson catheter. Article discusses technique and alternatives. #FOAMED Read More …

Pediatric Surgery Center Cases During COVID-19

Article discusses reducing complication risk for scheduling elective pediatric cases at surgery ccenters to avoid delay during COVID pandemic restrictions. Read More …

Extubation: Plan The End At The Beginning

Anesthesia providers frequently prepare for difficult intubation, but may take extubation for granted. The anesthesia provider should treat extubation with the same degree of caution as intubation. Article discusses extubation criteria, technique, and precautions. Read More …

Avoid Tracheal Rupture: Treat The Trachea With Respect

Tracheal rupture is a rare intubation injury associated with stylet trauma & over-inflation. This article discusses predispositions and prevention. Read More …

Anesthesia Checklist: Protect Your Patients

Going through your anesthesia checklist before starting a case isn’t exciting. However the anesthesia checklist can potentially save your patient’s life by allowing you to find risks and correct them before they cause harm. I found early in my career that if I skip this step, unwelcome surprises can occur. Read More …

Clinical Calculations: Epinephrine & Local Anesthetics

Drug shortages force us to use clinical calculations to mix what we need with ingredients on hand. Clinical Calculations: Epinephrine & Local Anesthetics. Article shows how to understand drug concentrations for epinephrine and local anesthetics as well as how to perform the calculation to epinephrine and local anesthesia into different concentrations Read More …

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine When Available

I was fortunate to recently complete my first and second COVID-19 vaccinations. No, that’s not the real Dr Fauci, my hero, celebrating my second shot me—just a cardboard cut-out. But my hero Dr. Fauci was surely there in spirit. The start of 2021 finds us still in the midst of Read More …

Anesthesia Common Sense & COVID: Protect Yourself

I’m concerned to see a growing lack of common sense in the care of elective surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This lack of common sense in the time of COVID endangers the healthcare providers caring for patients. It can also put patients at risk. I remind my OR nurses Read More …

Review Published: 10 Causes of Airway Complications and How To Avoid Them

Airway injuries can kill or disable your patient. In this article, I discuss some airway complications that I, and my colleagues, experienced that were far more serious than cut lips and chipped teeth.By raising your awareness of risk, you better protect your patients from harm. Read More …

P/F Ratio Explained — Monitoring The COVID-19 Patient

P/F ratio and associated respiratory physiology explained in easy terms. How to use P/F to estimate the severity of hypoxemia and trend progression of respiratory failure in COVID-19/ARDS — even if formal blood gas determination is not readily available. #FOAMED Read More …