I recently completed my Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) recertification and the key to ACLS and emergency management is, along with high quality Basic Life Support, high quality airway management*. Hence this post about the glidescope and difficult intubation.
Dr. Cooper, author of the third video, strongly recommends that we all review Dr. Richard Levitan’s paper The Complexities of Direct Laryngoscopy and Alternative Intubation Devices [Unfortunately, it is not open access. Please see Resources for links to an open access article on the topic.].
*To access all the my site’s airway management blog posts, most of which are simply links to YouTube videos, simply type airway in to the search box which is on the very top of the right hand column or click on airway in the categories list just below the search box.
Videolaryngoscopes: The solution for difficult airway management or just another strategy? Non-systematic review [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Rev Colomb Anestesiol. 2015;43:225-33 – Vol. 43 Num.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.rcae.2015.05.003