Pertrach Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit

2016-10-13T18:16:14-05:00September 29th, 2015|Airway|

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.

Control-Cric System

2016-10-13T18:16:15-05:00September 29th, 2015|Airway|

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).

Learning and Mastering Nasotracheal Intubations

2016-10-13T18:16:17-05:00September 9th, 2015|Airway|

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.

Pediatric Supraglottic Airways

2016-10-13T18:16:21-05:00April 23rd, 2015|Airway, Pediatrics|

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.

Perc Trach difficulty caused by deformed Shiley edge

2016-10-13T18:16:23-05:00February 14th, 2015|Airway|

During a percutaneous tracheostomy procedure, the edge of the Shiley tracheostomy tube can catch on the tracheal rings deforming the shape and making it difficult to cannulate into the trachea. This can occur even if the bevels of the Shiley and trocar are aligned perfectly.