Airborne Isolation / COVID19 Intubation Checklist

AIIC [pdf] AIIC [image] more pearls: make sure cuff is inflated prior to manual ventilation. attach viral filter directly to ETT, if circuit disconnection needed, disconnect circuit on vent side of filter. References: Zuo 2020, Wax 2020, Weingart 2020, ecuus 1 and 2, Farkas & Thomas 2020 CDC 5 min video on proper donning/doffing, pdf, …

Emergency Department Intubation Checklist v13

vector image for screen viewing acrobat document for printing Changes in v13: nasal cannula and preoxygenation sections beefed up added airway management strategy section removed incremental FiO2/PEEP chart roc dose changed from TBW to IBW added section on cricothyrotomy technique ultrasound added to post-intubation complications assessment added proviso, “pretreatment agents are always optional.” added S …

ED Procedural Sedation and Analgesia Checklist

This post has been replaced by the PSA Checklist V2.   Designed to be used as one double-sided page. Available in pdf form. If you’d like to modify the checklist for your institution, I can send you the original layout (omnigraffle format) and tables (excel format).

Emergency Department Intubation Checklist v12

This post has been superseded by this one   EDICTv12 [acrobat format] Changes from version 11: * Torso angle of 30 degrees recommended * Nasal cannula for preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation recommended * LMA moved from difficult to basic airway equipment * Magill forceps moved from basic to difficult airway equipment * Rocuronium dose changed from …

Airway Choices in the Era of Many Choices

  In the beginning, there was awake blind nasal tracheal intubation, a brutal and often unsuccessful technique that thankfully disappeared when non-anesthesiologists gained access to paralytics. The primary tool for emergency airway management then became the traditional laryngoscope, a device little improved since the 1940s, until the advent of video laryngoscopy in the early 2000s …