In this month’s short, Darren Braude connects with Calvin Brown, MD. Calvin is the editor of the upcoming 5th edition of The Manual of Emergency Airway Management. There are lots of new goodies in the book, but the two we focus on are: Pretreatment (it’s out) and Preoxygenation (it’s better).
john m. - April 19, 2017 5:52 AM
Dr BRAUDE if a King Air is functioning well during a STEMI evaluation,pulse Ox 98%,ECO 42..... NORMAL VITALS IS THERE AN INDICATION TO REMOVE IT ?
Darren B. - April 26, 2017 1:41 PM
Great question. In my humble opinion, NO! The enemy of good is better. If it's working well, leave it alone until the situation is stabilized and all preparations are made and personnel available for a safe exchange. I would generally not send a patient to the cath lab with an extraglottic airway in place, however, but it's not out of the question especially if the exchange is predicted to be very difficult and the cath team is ready.
Evan S. - May 10, 2017 8:15 AM
When is the 5th edition expected to be available?