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The Middle Path of Supraglottic Airway Devices



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The Middle Path of Supraglottic Airway Devices

Emilio Del Busto

Chris Root

Jess Boyle

The Supraglottic Airway Device (SAD) got its start in the operating room, and until only recently was a rarely used backup device in emergency airway management. But the SAD has lots of advantages: it’s simple to place and easy to learn, which makes is a perfect backup choice when oxygen levels are dropping, and stress levels are at their peak, but recent evidence is changing our thinking and giving the SAD a starring role as the go to device in some situations. On this broadcast we’ll talk about how that thinking has evolved and demonstrate all you need to know to use and manage these important devices.

What’s Happening In This Broadcast

  1. Welcome and introduction to the team (5min)
    • Jess Boyle Prehospital (Paramedic)
    • Jonathan St George MD (Emergency)
    • Chris Root MD (EM & Prehospital)
    • Emilio Del Busto (Paramedic)
  2. An introduction to the middle path (10min)
  3. Insertion techniques (10min)
  4. Troubleshooting the devices (10min)
  5. When to leave it in place (15min)
  6. Step by Step Deliberate Practice & Feedback Time (20min)
    • Login at your location & let our faculty work with you
  7. Q&A (10min)
  8. TOTAL TIME: 70 -80 minutes

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