Airway management

Severe emphysema patients treated with Zephyr Endobronchial Valves (EBV) showed durable improvements in lung function, exercise capacity and quality of life at one year.
RT consulted with leading device manufacturers about how today’s airway management technology plays a role in preventing infections and improving outcomes for intubated patients.
Only Pulmonx's minimally-invasive Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (EBV) and invasive lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) “reached the evidence level to be used outside of clinical trials” for the treatment of severe emphysema.
BD has signed a definitive agreement to sell 50.1% of its Respiratory Solutions business to Apax Partners, as part of a plan to form a new, joint venture in the respiratory space.
The IntelliCuff pressure controller continuously measures and automatically maintains the cuff pressure during mechanical ventilation using a cuffed endotracheal tube or tracheostomy.
Monaghan Medical has released a new manometer adapter for its Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device to help RTs administer airway clearance therapy.
Intubating patients can be a difficult task, and the practice can prove even more challenging in pre-hospital settings. However, video laryngoscopy has been shown to improve intubation success and is becoming more commonly used.
RT magazine's annual Buyer's Guide is now available for 2016. Included in the guide are over 200 company manufacturers and distributors of respiratory, emergency medicine, critical care, and sleep products.
Medtronic has acquired Aircraft Medical, a Scotland-based medical device company that develops video laryngoscopes.
Salter's new devices include neonatal nasal CPAP and oxygen securement devices, ET tubes with polyurethane thin cuffs, divided capnography cannulas, aerosol nebulizers and masks.
The APA video laryngoscope is a handheld, portable device to aid in tracheal intubation and is interchangeable with Macintosh and Difficult Airway Blades.
Tri-anim Health Services and parent company Sarnova have entered into a master distribution agreement with Ambu to distribute Ambu's videoscope, laryngoscope, laryngeal masks, and pain management products.
Respiratory therapists discuss proper airway management and intubation practices.
RT's 2015 Product Guide, which includes more than 75 leading respiratory care products, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
All ICUs should have a unit-driven oral hygiene protocol for nonintubated critically ill patients, according to researchers.
According to an article on, airway management is a task well suited to an algorithmic ("if you find this, then you do that") approach.
Physio-Control will distribute the McGrath MAC EMS Video Laryngoscope to EMS customers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Nine airway management devices from leading manufacturers like Dale Medical, B&B Medical, and Halyard Health.
Neonatal intubation competency can be modeled using a Bayesian statistical model, according to a study published online April 6 in Pediatrics.
The company's C-MAC S USB Video Laryngoscope System was selected as one of EMS World magazine’s Top 20 Innovations for 2014 in the magazine's February issue.