Airway management

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Monaghan Medical has released a new manometer adapter for its Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device to help RTs administer airway clearance therapy.
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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.
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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.
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Medtronic has acquired Aircraft Medical, a Scotland-based medical device company that develops video laryngoscopes.
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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.
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The APA video laryngoscope is a handheld, portable device to aid in tracheal intubation and is interchangeable with Macintosh and Difficult Airway Blades.
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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.
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Respiratory therapists discuss proper airway management and intubation practices.
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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.
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All ICUs should have a unit-driven oral hygiene protocol for nonintubated critically ill patients, according to researchers.
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According to an article on EMS1.com, airway management is a task well suited to an algorithmic ("if you find this, then you do that") approach.
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Physio-Control will distribute the McGrath MAC EMS Video Laryngoscope to EMS customers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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Nine airway management devices from leading manufacturers like Dale Medical, B&B Medical, and Halyard Health.
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Neonatal intubation competency can be modeled using a Bayesian statistical model, according to a study published online April 6 in Pediatrics.
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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.
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The Portex Blue Line Ultra tracheostomy tubes with thin-walled inner cannulae allow increased respiratory airflow and help improve the patient’s work of breathing while maintaining patency and airway hygiene.
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While intubation can be a life-saving intervention, we must also be mindful of the associated hazards. RTs must understand the challenges of managing artificial airways and bring their skills and expertise to the patient’s bedside.
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The anatomical structure of a pediatric patient’s airway differs from an adult patient’s, so when it comes time to intubate, special care using laryngoscopes can help.
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RT Magazine's annual Product Guide, which includes more than 60 of the newest respiratory care products from 50 leading manufacturers, is now available on our enhanced mobile application for tablets and smartphones.
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Six airway management devices from leading manufacturers Dale Medical, Hollister, Kimberly-Clark, Neotech Products, and NJR Medical.