Basic Airway Management

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Although I am lucky enough to usually have my awesome RT colleagues to rely on, they do get called away and often as the ER nurse I am the first staff member at the bedside of the respiratory distress/arrest patient. It is so important to remember the basics so we don’t allow the patient to become hypoxic while we are calling for back up!

Here is an excellent summary of basic airway management from First10EM that all ED staff should be confident with:

Emergency Airway Management Part 1: Optimizing the basics

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