Monthly Archives: August 2018

Airway Management CPG Update and Review

Listen to CDR Joshua Tobin, MC, USN, Chief of Trauma Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California and LTC Cord Cunningham, MC, USA, Emergency Medicine Physician and Chair of the JTS Committee on En Route Casualty Care (ERCCC) discuss the changes found within the current Airway Management Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG). In this podcast our subject matter experts expand on the implications of the following changes:

  • Ketamine for Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)
  • Principles of apneic oxygenation (pre-oxygenation)
  • End tidal CO2 monitoring and waveform capnography
  • Surgical airway options – cricothyroidotomy or tracheostomy
  • Standardized RSI and intubation pathway for all patients. Separate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) algorithm not required.
  • Recommendations for pediatric airway management and intubation
  • Team approach to trauma airway management

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