The origin of the Direct Laryngoscopy Video System. Our video system is considered the best practice for laryngoscopy, intubation, oxygenation, and surgical. The latest Tweets from Richard Levitan (@airwaycam). Airway obsessed ED doc passionate about larynx and mountains. Live free or die there are greater evils. Overall goals and objectives: 1. Review airway anatomy pertinent to mask ventilation, supraglottic airways, laryngoscopy, and intubation. 2.

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10 Pearls from the Levitan Airway Course

Thanks so much Rich Lwvitan Out of Hospital cardiac arrest grade 4 view on Obese patient. Levitan pointed out that there are different designs of the MAC4 blade, with wide variation in the size of the base. Key areas of interest include: He discusses ear-to-sternal notch positioning, dynamic head lift, external laryngeal manipulation, epiglottoscopy, apnoeic oxygenation and the differences between direct and video laryngoscopy among other important concepts.

Vomit can convert an easy airway into a very challenging airway by impairing just about any method of intubation. Financial Disclosures Unless otherwise noted at the top of the post, the speaker s and related parties have no relevant financial disclosures. It was a teriffic course, which I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their airway management skills. This isn’t particularly new, but I couldn’t resist putting it in here because it is really pure gold.


Common sense from the Airway Master! Levitan reviewed on this Podcast on a tough Field Intubation.

When a Grade IV view is encountered, the natural reaction is to panic. However, this does have some important drawbacks. Using a high dose of rocuronium and waiting at least 60 seconds may add airday safeguards against intubating before the patient is fully paralyzed. Also, for more Minh Le Cong, check out his new prehospital and retrieval podcast hosted on […].

Subscribe to our email list to keep informed on all of the Resuscitation and Critical Care goodness. Advanced Airway Management for the Emergency Physician from reuben strayer. Thus, inability to palpate anatomic landmarks should not be interpreted as meaning that this procedure is impossible or contraindicated.

Greetings from Toronto…great show, keep up the great work.

Podcast 70 – Airway Management with Rich Levitan

Both- T and Reverse T can ‘theoretically’ prevent aspiration. Successful blind digital intubation with a bougie introducer in a patient with an unexpected difficult airway. Will implement from now on.

Since September Launch: Unless otherwise noted at the top of the post, the speaker s and related parties have no relevant financial disclosures. Also, check out his Emergency Department Intubation Checklist. Thanks Richard and Scott, that was a truly incredible lecture. Make sure you can use simple airway adjuncts, including the oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways.

10 Pearls from the Levitan Airway Course

The traditional approach to direct laryngoscopy with a Macintosh blade is to start on the right side of the mouth and sweep the tongue out of the way before proceeding to look for the ,evitan. Straight-to-cuff stylet shaping prevents the tube from obscuring your view of the larynx while it is being inserted.


Here are Rich Levitan’s Slides. Anesthesiology, 5PMID: Surgical Airway Trainer — Operational Medicine. Tracheal clicking elicits tactile vibrations, which confirm tracheal placement of the bougie. Still the best airway lecture ever.

We never spam; we hate spammers! By subscribing, you can PMC Bougie-assisted digital intubation. From EM Updates click image for source. Tracheal intubation is then confirmed using capnography or an esophageal detector device.

Airway Management with Rich Levitan

If this is unsuccessful in revealing the epiglottis, an alternative approach is to advance the blade in a stepwise, gradual fashion directly down the tongue in the midline. The best lecture on Airway Management—Ever? Why the heck not? When encountering a difficult airway, I still have a tendency to reach for the hyperangulated blade, based on my training.

Please note that there is no guarantee that the patient will be paralyzed in 60 seconds, so the usual clinical tests of muscle tone should also be employed.