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Battle of the Blades: Can we have one without the other? 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Battle of the Blades: Can we have one without the other?

Part 4 First to consider is the problem common to both principal types of video laryngoscopes, the standard geometry and hyperangulated blades. If reliance on the camera is needed to…

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Battle of the Blades: Can we be competent at both? 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Battle of the Blades: Can we be competent at both?

Part 3 As alluded to previously, direct laryngoscopy, standard-geometry or Macintosh (CMAC) video laryngoscopy, and hyperangulated (GlideScope) video laryngoscopy are all distinct devices, with distinct techniques, and (presumably) distinct learning…

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Battle of the Blades: Who is the King of First-Pass Success? 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Battle of the Blades: Who is the King of First-Pass Success?

Part 2: Who is the King of First-Pass Success?             In our last post, we saw that the NEAR III data suggested video laryngoscopy increases first pass success, although there…

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Battle of the Blades: Trends in Laryngoscopy 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Battle of the Blades: Trends in Laryngoscopy

Part 1 The Death of DL? “I will unequivocally state that it is wrong for people to practice direct laryngoscopy in 2012.”  — Ron Walls on EMRAP September 2012 Awfully…

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Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine 1550 800 Richie Cunningham

Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine

As originally published in EM Resident. A recent retrospective review analyzing a group of academic, community and free-standing EDs published in JACEP Open showed that emergency physicians performed a median…

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Front Room Rules 2560 1395 Richie Cunningham

Front Room Rules

Here at ‘Copa, our ED is divided into the “Front” and the “Back.” The stable(ish) patients will go to the back of the ED, since they (relatively) have time to…

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The Bougie as an Airway Savior 1024 490 Richie Cunningham

The Bougie as an Airway Savior

Ever since the BEAM (Bougie Use in Emergency Airway Management) trial was published in JAMA in 2018, the use of the bougie has become increasingly mainstream.1 Some of the advantages of using…

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Approach to the Patient with Difficult Vascular Access 834 706 Richie Cunningham

Approach to the Patient with Difficult Vascular Access

As originally published at emDOCS.net. Authors: Richard J. Cunningham, MD (@HappyDays_EM, EM Resident Physician, Creighton/Maricopa Emergency Medicine Residency, Phoenix, AZ) and Geoffrey Comp, DO (@gbcomp, EM Attending, Creighton/Maricopa Emergency Medicine…

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