Oxygen Transport Video

January 16, 2017

Click here to watch a YouTube video on oxygen transport. It briefly mentions the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve.

Basic Airway Adjuncts & O2

October 10, 2015

Click below to watch a great video from Castle Rock (CO) Fire & Rescue on oxygen administration, suctioing, and basic airway adjuncts.

Remember 2 Things - Bag Valve Mask Technique

December 22, 2015

Click below to watch an EMS1's "Remember Two Things" video on using a bag valve mask (BVM).

Remember 2 Things - Nasopharyngeal Airways

February 03, 2016

Click below to watch an EMS1's "Remember Two Things" video on using an NPA.

Remember 2 Things - Piercings & Airway Management

August 23, 2017

Click below to watch an EMS1's "Remember Two Things" video on airway management with patients who have piercings.

King Airway (NC Protocol)

October 02, 2015

The King Airway is a supraglottic blind insertion airway device - one of the advanced airways approved for use by EMS agencies in NC. Ambulances typically carry five sizes (2 and 2.5 for pediatrics, 3 for patients <5' tall, 4 for patients 5-6' tall, and 5 for patients >6' tall). It has two cuffs that are inflated with a single pilot balloon. Click on the image above to download the protocol instructions. Click on the button below to download the user guide.

King Airway - Boundtree Medical

November 02, 2015

The King Airway is a supraglottic blind insertion airway device - one of the advanced airways approved for use by EMS agencies in NC. Ambulances typically carry five sizes (2 and 2.5 for pediatrics, 3 for patients <5' tall, 4 for patients 5-6' tall, and 5 for patients >6' tall). It has two cuffs that are inflated with a single pilot balloon. Click on the button below to watch a Boundtree Medical video on the King Airway.

King Airway video

October 10, 2015

Click below to watch a National Registry skill station demonstration of use and insertion of the King Airway.

Combitube (NC Protocol)

October 02, 2015

The Combitube is another advanced airway device approved for use by NC EMS agencies, although its use has become controversial. Many agencies have switched from the Combitube to the King Airway tubes. The Combitube continues to be taught in EMS courses along with the King. Click on the image above to see/download the protocol handout.

Combitube YouTube video

October 10, 2015

Click below to see a YouTube video on use and insertion of the CombiTube.

Bougie ET tube introducer

October 02, 2015

The Bougie ET tube introducer is a device that assists the Intermediate or Paramedic in difficult intubations. Once the Bougie is passed through the vocal cords, the curved tip of the Bougie will rub along the cartilagenous rings on the inside of the trachea and cause the Bougie to vibrate in the provider's fingers. I use the example of the "rumble strips" along an interstate highway. The ET tube can then be passed over the Bougie. The Bougie is removed, the ET cuff inflated, proper intubation verification is performed, and the tube is secured. Click on the button below to view an excellent YouTube video by Vanderbilt Medical Center on the Bougie's use.

5 Quick Tips on Laryngoscopy

November 02, 2015

Click on the button below to view an excellent YouTube video by Vanderbilt Medical Center on five quick tips on intubating a patient.

Advanced Airway Management Techniques

December 11, 2016

Click on the button below to view an excellent YouTube video from EMS1.

Remember 2 Things - Asthma

October 10, 2015

Click below to watch a great EMS1.com "Remember 2 Things" video on asthma patients - when a BLS call becomes ALS

Remember 2 Things - Nasal Cannulas

February 03, 2016

Click below to watch a great EMS1.com "Remember 2 Things" video on nasal cannulas.

EMS1 - Respiratory Song

December 22, 2015

Click below to watch a funny EMS1.com video on respiratory patients.

Advanced Airway Part 1 - ACLS Certification Institute

March 10, 2016

Click below to watch an excellent You Tube video on advanced airway (part 1 of a two part session).

Advanced Airway Part 2 - ACLS Certification Institute

March 10, 2016

Click below to watch an excellent You Tube video on advanced airway (part 2 of a two part session).

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