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Pertrach Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit

September 29th, 2015|

Pertrach Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit uses an innovative finding splitting needle to enter the cricothyroid membrane, and allows the dilator to be inserted without requiring a Seldinger wire.
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Control-Cric System

September 29th, 2015|

The Control-Cric System has been developed by Dr Richard Levitan to allow for increased success and speed of performing an emergent cricothyrotomy. It includes a specially designed scalpel (Control-Knife) and custom tracheostomy tube (Control-Key).
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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

September 12th, 2015|

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a non-traumatic and non-iatrogenic separation of the coronary artery wall that is now recognised as an important cause of myocardial infarction, especially in younger women or those without traditional cardiovascular risk factors.
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Learning and Mastering Nasotracheal Intubations

September 9th, 2015|

Nasotracheal intubations are useful technique in a number of situations including distorted airway anatomy and awake intubations. Patient preparation and anesthesia are key. Understand how to use the endoscopes and the procedural steps for a successful and safe nasotracheal intubation.
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Chest Pressure POD#8 s/p AVR

August 27th, 2015|

Symptomatic bradycardia and high degree AV block puts patients at high-risk for decompensation. While ischemia is a concern with all new conduction abnormalities. However it is a common development in patients with recent aortic valve replacement and often requires permanent pacemaker.

ECMO Safety Checklist

May 6th, 2015|

Detailed ECMO safety checklist to be performed at every shift change for nurses, perfusionists, and physicians. Includes data review and bedside equipment inspection.
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Pediatric Supraglottic Airways

April 23rd, 2015|

Intubating and non-intubating supraglottic airways (LMA) for neonates and children are an important tool for managing the emergency pediatric airway. Depending on the product, they have unique features that can help facilitate BVM ventilation, provide gastric suctioning, or allow for intubation directly or over a bronchoscope. Learn how to use the air-Q LMA, LMA Supreme, LMA Fastrach and how they can be incorporated as a critical part of your pediatric airway algorithm.
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ECMO Ultrasonic Flow and Bubble Sensor

April 21st, 2015|

Understand the workings and tips for best use of ECMO ultrasonic sensors. ECMO centrifugal flow pumps require external sensors to provide accurate measurement of blood flow rates based on differential acoustic transit time due to the Doppler effect. The acoustic mirror of bubbles allow for easy detection of air in the line also.

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