[audio:22_IntubationBaby.mp3] (59:47) Maybe we should have called it “everything you wanted to know about intubation but were afraid to ask”. Kelly is the Jedi Master and Ron started intubation this week. Had lots of questions to ask Kelly, so this is a long one.
Here’s some of the questions asked.
Blade Preference: Miler/Mac
Do you have a backup device?
How do you secure the tube to the mouth/in place?
Vomit and other stuff coming out of the tube.
When do you start intubating?
Burned airway gets the most experienced medic.
Do you hold your breath while intubating?
How do you know you are in?
What drugs do you use for PAI?
What is you method for PAI?
RSI is now PAI
Do you always paralyze?
How do you pick a tube size?
Christine Springfield: Intubation on a concious, non-sedated patient. Experienced that this week during clinicals and it was VERY interesting. I can see that this might be necessary in the field at some point… what are your thoughts and experiences?
How as a relatively new medic how can I get senior “It’s always been done this way” medic to change some of their modalities of treatment?