Airway

Basic Airway Management

The following are a series of short YouTube videos that provide an overview of intubation sequences and commonly used equipment.  Thank you to Dr. Shappell for permission to link to these resources.

Intubation Techniques Most Relevant to COVID-19

To reduce the exposure risk to healthcare providers, most intubations are currently being performed using a protected intubation technique.  This involves rapid sequence intubation and video laryngoscopy. 

RAPID SEQUENCE INTUBATION

VIDEO LARYNGOSCOPY


Additional Intubation Techniques

The videos below depict additional intubation sequences as well as an approach to direct laryngoscopy.  In most centers, these techniques are not being used in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 outside of exceptional circumstances under expert guidance because of the increased exposure risk. 

TRADITIONAL SEQUENCE INTUBATION

AWAKE INTUBATION

DIRECT LAYRNGOSCOPY

Additional Resources

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