The Home Page for the Essential Emergency Airway Care Course (EEACC) at The Sharp End site contains links to each of the modules and those module links also contain the show notes and the references.
I only made this slide list so that I could quickly review EEACC #2 – Oxygenation and BVM (This is the direct link to this video on Vimeo –You need to watch the video more than once).
And be sure to watch all the videos and read all the references in Dr. Brainard’s References for this video (they really are a part of the course). Click here for the clickable resources links.
Dr. Brainard reminds us that BVM ventilation can be an appropriate rescue strategy any place in the airway plan.
Dr. Brainard emphasizes that using the BVM should ALWAYS (if you have enough people) be a two person job to maximize effectiveness.
Again, Dr. Brainard emphasizes that using the BVM should ALWAYS (if you have enough people) be a two person job to maximize effectiveness.
And remember that airway adjuncts can markedly improve the effectiveness of BVM ventilation.
Dr Brainard emphasizes in the next few slides that the correct position for effective BVM ventilation is the same as the correct position for endotracheal intubation.
The maximally effective position for BVM ventilation is also the maximally effective position for endotracheal intubation.
Once more the positions that maximize effective BVM, like ear to sternal notch, ramping, and face parallel to the ceiling (slide below) are the same positions needed for endotracheal intubation
The next few slides remind us that BVM ventilation can be appropriate in any stage of our plan.
And the slide below reminds us after we have run through airway plan, we want to do the Final 1 min Airway Check.
Clickable References from the above slide
Preoxygenation and prevention of desaturation during emergency airway management. [ PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF] Weingart SD1, Levitan RM. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Mar;59(3):165-75.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.10.002. Epub 2011 Nov 3.
Be sure to visit Dr. Weingart’s outstanding resource page, Preoxygenation, Reoxygenation and Deoxygenation, which has great videos on how to implement the techniques discussed in the article and in this video.
[And since Dr. Brainard made the above video and references, Dr. Weingart has posted anEMCrit Wee – Preoxygenation Update 2015, January 22, 2015 by emcrit so Be sure to listen to this podcast and read the show notes also]
[And Dr. Weingart has just published, today, Podcast 158 – The FELLOW Trial on Apneic Oxygenation in ICU Patients. Be sure to listen to this podcast and read the show notes also]
Own the Airway! by Chris Nickson. Dr. Nickson writes “This is a collection of my favourite online video resources to help even the greenest emergentologist ‘own the airway’. This post contains some truly awesome educational resources. Enjoy!” This resource page is awesome!
I got a 404 error for Dr. Levitan’s article.