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Nasopharyngoscopy

A NEXT genEration LEARNING SPACE DESIGNED TO ELEVATE YOUR AIRWAY PRACTICE

  • WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE:
    • Interactive Poster 🎨
    • Critical concepts 💭
    • Rapid & detailed video guide
    • Gestures & microskills
    • Expert troubleshooting
    • Self-practice training tool 🤔
    • Hands on opportunities ✋
    • Curated FOAMed 🌐
    • SoMe & networking 📱

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about our FACULTY

Lauren Brown is an assistant Professor @WCM in the Dept of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Introduction

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
Don’t have pre-mixed drops? No problem!
  1. Put 5-10 mL of 1-2% lidocaine into a new oxymetazoline spray bottle with a 25g needle.
  2.  Insufflate the oxymetazoline spray bottle 2-3 times into the patient’s nose to atomize the anesthetic plus vasoconstrictive medication mixture.
  3. Most people have excellent anesthesia in just a few minutes.  

See full description of this hack here.

Time for some Anatomy

Live images with the essential anatomic landmarks here.

On to the procedure! 👇

Rapid review gives it to you in under 90 seconds. Loop it and enjoy.

Music by Prince
what’s Next? Watch the full video

Use this guided audio as a self-visualization tool: walk yourself through the steps of the procedure until you can do it on your own without the audio; then use it to assist your self-guided hands on practice.

now let’s focus on the details

It’s the little details that separate the novice from the expert. Tap on the gesture or microskill performed here to learn 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!! 🌺 👃

who said learning can’t be fun?

Leveraging social media platforms for airway education. Follow us here

download The Interactive Poster

Build your own learning space: download this poster, print it up, and place it anywhere for pop-up learning.. Then add your own equipment and you have nextgen learning from PAC whenever you want!.

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.

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