• The BLS PCS states to splint open/closed femur fracture with a traction splint unless partially amputated. I am just wondering, would still be safe and indicated to use a sager splint when there is also suspicion of a pelvic fracture?

    Published On: October 12, 2023
  • The updated AHA guidelines indicate an increase in the ventilation rate to 20-30 breaths per minute for children and infants respective in INTUBATED patients. Does this apply to patients who have a supraglottic airway in situ as well? Thank you!

    Published On: January 19, 2022
  • Since COVID supraglottic airways are highly recommended to be placed in a VSA patient prior to CPR. Is this for medical VSAs or does this apply to traumatic as well?

    Published On: April 6, 2021
  • During the pandemic, we have been advised to tape over the suction port on King LTs, and now we are switching to iGels, which also have suction capabilities. Are we to tape over the suction port of iGels as well? Furthermore, if the patient is in need of suction, what are the next steps recommended to safely maintain the airway, as only oral suctioning is recommended? Thank you

    Published On: February 4, 2021
  • So, just to be perfectly clear, as I have heard this in a round-about way from a few sources… We are not to use high concentration/High Flow oxygen via a BVM with a VSA patient without inserting an SGA – so when treating a VSA pt, we go directly to the SGA without ever using an OPA or NGA, correct? And what are our options if the SGA fails after 2 attempts and we do not have any extra hands to ensure a tight seal on the BVM mask – do we ventilate at all, or just administer compressions and carry on?

    Published On: May 11, 2020
  • When dealing with a patient who is VSA due to a complete foreign body airway obstruction, what is recommended in regards to ventilations and OPA use (during this COIVD-19 pandemic) since inability to clear the airway is a contraindication of SGA use.

    Published On: May 5, 2020
  • Questions regarding intubation. Should we be opting for aggressive airway management with intubation or SGA on VSA patients as well as severely obtunded non-asthmatic patients where patient presentation would allow? Should this take precedence over ACLS drugs during cardiac arrest? When intubated with inline filter in place are we permitted to BVM an normal rate?

    Published On: April 21, 2020