Articles in "emergency procedures"

Video laryngoscopy has a superior first pass success rate compared with direct laryngoscopy in the ICU

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

Video laryngoscopy has a superior first pass success rate and lower rate of difficult intubations and esophageal intubations compared with direct laryngoscopy for ICU intubations.

Predictors of failed intubations using video laryngoscopy such as failed Glidescope intubations

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

The overall success rate for Glidescope intubations was 97%. Success for Glidescope intubation following direct laryngoscopy and success in patients with predictors of difficult direct laryngoscopy were 94% and 96%, respectively.

The Reasons Hospitalists Should Learn Hospital Procedures

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

Hospitalists are in the ideal position to perform bedside procedures on their patients. They know every aspect about their patients and have had the opportunity to develop a good rapport and the trust of their patients. So, why are they not performing these procedures on their patients?