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Congrats Class of 2021!

Congrats Class of 2021! 2560 1884 Copa Admin

Battle of the Blades: Part 4

Battle of the Blades: Part 4 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Part 4: Can we have one without the other? First to consider is the problem common to both principal types of video laryngoscopes, the standard geometry and hyperangulated blades. If…

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Battle of the Blades: Part 3

Battle of the Blades: Part 3 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Part 3: Can we be competent at both? As alluded to previously, direct laryngoscopy, standard-geometry or Macintosh (CMAC) video laryngoscopy, and hyperangulated (GlideScope) video laryngoscopy are all distinct devices, with…

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Battle of the Blades: Part 2

Battle of the Blades: Part 2 690 539 Richie Cunningham

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: The Death of DL?

Battle of the Blades: The Death of DL? 690 539 Richie Cunningham

“I will unequivocally state that it is wrong for people to practice direct laryngoscopy in 2012.”  — Ron Walls on EMRAP September 2012 Awfully harsh words from the man who…

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RIP Alum Dr. Andy Schippel

RIP Alum Dr. Andy Schippel 756 622 Copa Admin

From the moment he arrived on our campus, everyone knew Andy. He had a boyish, infectious smile and an energy that you couldn’t help but feed off of. It was…

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Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine

Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine 1550 800 Richie Cunningham

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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Welcome Class of 2024!

Welcome Class of 2024! 1248 576 Copa Admin

Welcome Class of 2024! We are so excited to announce our new class of interns, here they are:

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Front Room Rules

Front Room Rules 2560 1395 Richie Cunningham

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

The Bougie as an Airway Savior 1024 490 Richie Cunningham

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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