Articles in "King tube"

Predictors of and Pearls for Difficult Airway Management

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Patients may have anatomically difficult airways or physiologically difficult airways. Both anatomical and physiological factors can lead to peri-intubation complications.

Simulation Based Training Improves Airway Management Skills

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Simulation-based procedural training has been shown to improve procedural competence, safety, operator confidence and most importantly patient safety for every bedside procedure studied. Now, a new systematic review and meta-analysis confirms that simulation-based training in airway management improves procedural competence with direct laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation, video laryngoscopy, laryngeal mask airway insertion, and King tube airway insertion.

Pre-hospital cardiac arrest patients do best with supraglottic airway or BVM ventilation

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Cardiac arrest patients who were intubated had similar outcomes to those who had a supraglottic airway device (e.g., King tube) inserted in the pre-hospital setting.

Does Cricoid Pressure Prevent Aspiration During Endotracheal Intubation?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

There has always been some controversy about the utility of applying cricoid pressure (aka Sellick Maneuver) during rapid sequence intubation for the purpose of preventing aspiration. Theoretically, applying pressure on the cricoid cartilage posteriorly should occlude the esophagus against the vertebrae and therefore prevent passive regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx.