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Right Upper Lobe Bronchoscopy

As an intensivist and cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, bronchoscopy is an incredibly common procedure I perform in the ICU (from in front of the patient) and OR (from behind the patient). A small camera on the...

Posey Cufflator Manometer

Endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and tracheostomy tubes have pilot balloons which are inflated to expand a pilot cuff situated within the trachea below the vocal cords. This is termed a "secure airway." If this cuff is...

Tracheostomy Dislodgment

The COVID-19 era has forced many healthcare workers with no prior experience regarding tracheostomy tubes ("trachs") to learn how to handle them. These airways can be placed surgically or percutaneously at the bedside. In...

Chewing Gum Before Surgery

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) preoperative fasting guidelines outline a certain number of hours patient should fast based on their last intake (ie, 6 hours for a light meal) The goal is to...

VivaSight Double Lumen Endotracheal Tube

As a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, lung isolation (selectively ventilating only one lung) is an important technique I utilize for surgeries ranging from pneumonectomies and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgeries to minimally-invasive left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation....

Univent Endotracheal Tube (ETT)

Although double-lumen endotracheal tubes (ETTs) remain the gold standard for lung isolation for lateralized pulmonary hemorrhage/infection, massive bronchopleural fistulas, or facilitating certain surgeries, my trainees need to understand ALL the available options they have...

LMA Supreme

I don't consider myself fashionable or "brand aware" by any means, but I do get a chuckle every time I reach for a particular laryngeal mask airway (LMA) - the LMA Supreme™. Makes me...

Lung Isolation With A Fogarty Balloon Catheter

Independently controlling ventilation to each lung requires some form of lung isolation. This technique is a pivotal part of managing thoracic trauma and facilitating surgery in the chest (VATS, thoracoabdominal aneurysm repairs, esophagectomies, etc)....

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