Questions

Answer QOW April 8-2017

2017-04-23T09:09:59+00:00

Which 3 of the following are predictors of difficult videolaryngoscopy with GlideScope or C-MAC? a) Supine sniffing position b) Supine neutral position c) Degree of mouth opening d) Intrathoracic cardiac surgery   References: Reference: Aziz MF, Bayman EO, Van Tienderen MM, Todd MM, Brambrink AM. Predictors of difficult videolaryngoscopy with GlideScope(R) or C-MAC(R) with D-blade: [...]

QOW April 8-2017

2017-04-08T09:21:33+00:00

  Which 3 of the following are predictors of difficult videolaryngoscopy with GlideScope or C-MAC?   Supine sniffing position Supine neutral position Degree of mouth opening Intrathoracic cardiac surgery   Courtesy of Dr. Gail Randel and Dr. Luminita Tureanu Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago  

Answer QOW April 2-2017

2017-04-02T07:57:20+00:00

Which 3 of the following are correct regarding double lumen tubes (DLT)? A left sided DLT should be used for all (left, right, bilateral) lung transplantations. Warming of DLTs in saline reduces the incidence of airway trauma and sore throat.  There is a correlation between patient height and DLT size in Asians. Right sided DLTs [...]

Question of the week March 26-2017

2017-03-26T04:04:37+00:00

Which 3 of the following are correct regarding double lumen tubes (DLT)? a) A left-sided DLT should be used for all (left, right, bilateral) lung transplantations. b) Warming of DLTs in saline reduces the incidence of airway trauma and sore throat. c) There is a correlation between patient height and DLT size in Asians. d) [...]

Answer QOW March 12-2017

2017-03-26T04:07:25+00:00

THRIVE is a soft-tubing nasal cannula system (60 -70 LPM humidified O2).  May provide ≤1 hr of apnea, with SpO2 ≥90% and PaCO2 ≤120. Choose all factors that might decrease safe apnea time and cause desaturation. A) Airway occlusion B)  Small children    C) Obesity D) Critical illness   E)  Pulmonary shunt  F) Pregnancy G)  [...]

QOW March 12-2017

2017-03-15T06:51:53+00:00

THRIVE is a soft-tubing nasal cannula system (60 -70 LPM humidified O2).  May provide ≤1 hr of apnea, with SpO2 ≥90% and PaCO2 ≤120. Choose all factors that might decrease safe apnea time and cause desaturation. Airway occlusion Small children Obesity Critical illness Pulmonary shunt Pregnancy Increased oxygen consumption Inadequate preoxygenation Courtesy of Dr. Katherine [...]

February 26-2017

2017-03-04T14:49:20+00:00

Distraction (divided attention) during simulated airway management (choose ONE correct answer): 1-Did not influence SGA, DL, and VL placement 2-Significantly increased time to perform SGA, DL, and VL only in inexperienced providers 3-Significantly increased time to perform SGA, DL, and VL in both inexperienced and experienced providers 4- Influenced only DL, but not VL and [...]

Question of the Week February 26-2017

2017-02-26T07:26:37+00:00

Distraction (divided attention) during simulated airway management (choose ONE correct answer):   Did not influence SGA, DL, and VL placement Significantly increased time to perform SGA, DL, and VL only in inexperienced providers Significantly increased time to perform SGA, DL, and VL in both inexperienced and experienced providers Influenced only DL, but not VL and [...]

Answer to last week’s Question

2017-03-01T15:23:53+00:00

a) Time to intubation was similar b) Ease of intubation was similar c) There was no significant difference between the stylets d) More attempts at intubation were needed with the malleable stylet   REFERENCES: 1-Jones et al. A randomized comparison of the GlideRite((R)) Rigid Stylet to a malleable stylet for orotracheal intubation [...]

Question of the Week February 17-2017

2017-02-26T07:03:40+00:00

Comparing the GlideRite Rigid stylet with the malleable stylet, all of the following are true, except: a) Time to intubation was similar b) Ease of intubation was similar c) There was no significant difference between the stylets d) More attempts at intubation were needed with the malleable stylet Courtesy of Dr. Luminita Tureanu and Dr. [...]