Pulse oximetry devices can sometimes be a little finicky. Special guest, medic Jason McCullough, runs us through some troubleshooting considerations to keep in mind. These helpful pearls should get your pulse ox working for you, instead of against you!
I am a big fan of using a bougie when intubating patients. Do not wait until you run into a difficult airway before finally reaching for this life-saving device…Practice with it now and often so that you are comfortable with it when you really need it. Let’s quickly review three different techniques using the bougie.
A clip from ‘Inside Combat Rescue‘ showing brave military medics performing an emergency surgical cricothyrotomy mid-flight on a badly injured soldier. God bless these guys for work they do in such a hostile and dangerous environment.
Is there a difference between freshwater and saltwater drowning? Do you die from all the inhaled water? This video is of Dr. Carlo Oller…Dr. Oller is an emergency physician with more than 10 years experience and his videos are both educational and interesting. Click here to see Dr. Oller’s YouTube page. I will definitely be […]
In this video, Medic Nerd is all fired up and not happy about the intubation techniques he is seeing from his students.
This video covers several pearls of performing a surgical cricothyrotomy on an obese patient. Kevin High, RN EMT Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine & Vanderbilt LifeFlight, covers the points and narrates the procedure.
This video focuses on properly placing Combitubes and King (laryngeal) Tubes. Kevin High, RN EMT Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine & Vanderbilt LifeFlight, takes you thru the procedure and the equipment needed.
This video focuses on performing a surgical cricothyrotomy in five easy steps with minimal equipment. Kevin High, RN EMT Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine & Vanderbilt LifeFlight, takes you thru the procedure and the equipment needed.
This video demonstrates nasal flaring and suprasternal retractions in a little girl with respiratory distress.
This video demonstrates how to select a pediatric laryngoscope blade using anatomical landmarks. Do not rely solely on Broselow or any other strategy…always have back-up plans! Dr. Larry Mellick posts great videos that are both educational and interesting. Click here to see Dr. Mellick’s YouTube page. I will definitely be posting more of Dr. Mellick’s videos on MedicNerd.com.
This video demonstrates how to simultaneously create an open airway and a neutral cervical spine in the young infant and child who presents as a trauma patient. This intervention prevents supine kyphosis and anterior translation of the cervical spine (S.K.A.T.).
This video demonstrates the Kussmaul breathing pattern seen with severe acidosis such as Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Initial pH was 6.95 and glucose was 812.