nextgen LEARNING DESIGNED TO ELEVATE YOUR AIRWAY PRACTICE
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meet the expert
Lauren Brown is an assistant Professor @WCM in the Dept of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Scroll down 👇 and let us guide you through all the concepts and skills you’ll need to successfully integrate nasopharyngoscopy into your airway practice. Whether it’s to look for a foreign body, or deciding if that patient with angioedema in the ED can go home, we give you a training space that integrates online, remote and in person learning opportunities.
why do I need to learn this again? 🤷♂️
Let’s start with Anesthesia & Topicalization
No pre-mixed drops? No problem!
- Put 5-10 mL of 1-2% lidocaine into a new oxymetazoline spray bottle with a 25g needle.
- Insufflate the oxymetazoline spray bottle 2-3 times into the patient’s nose to atomize the anesthetic plus vasoconstrictive medication mixture.
- Most people have excellent anesthesia in just a few minutes.
See full description of this hack here.
On to the procedure! 👇
Real time too slow for your? This rapid review gives it to you in under 90 seconds. Loop it and enjoy.
Watch the full video
- Look for this tabletop card
- Snap the QR codes
- Use the tools below for self-practice.
microskills – focus on the details
It’s the little details that separate the novice from the expert. Tap on the gesture or micro-skill performed here to learn them in greater detail.
Thumb driving. This essential skill requires practice. Remember down is up and up is down! Always pick up any new scope first to assess the movements before using.
Always assess the tip movements before entering the nose
Look closely at how the tip of the scope is stabilized. Remember to avoid the sensitive nasal septum!
To open up the space and visualize the larynx. Remember the sniff!! 🌺 👃
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Build your learning network – FOAMED Resources 🌐
We search the FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Ed) universe to bring you our favorites on this topic and to help you build your learning network by vetting reliable high quality educators on social media. Check out the resources here and if you like them follow the educator(s) we highlight.
- SMACC – Pharyngoscopy video
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