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Tricks of the Trade

    As many prehospital providers in the United States know – you won’t always have a handy calculator or smartphone when trying to convert a patient’s weight from pounds to kilograms. Until the United States gets with the times and starts using the metric system like the rest of …

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Digital Intubation

    ~ Tricks of the Trade ~ Tactile or Digital Intubation seems to be a lost art which has been forgotten in this age of video laryngoscopy. On the May 2013 episode of EM:RAP, Dr. Patrick Shipsey reminds us that digital intubation can be used as a blind intubation …

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The RAMP

  ~ Tricks of the Trade ~ When discussing proper technique for endotracheal intubation, we often emphasize ear to sternal notch positioning. Especially in the obese patient, this technique will maximize visualization and improve the mechanics of ventilation. In obese patients and select anticipated difficult airways I often see this …

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