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Duke EM residency Apr 20
Congratulations to Dr. Francis for receiving renewal of his ENABLE grant to continue thrombosis research with Dr. Arepally!
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Duke EM residency Apr 19
Congrats to Dr. Visocci, PhD for winning the judges' selection for the poster contest!Keep up the great Global Health work!
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Duke EM residency Apr 18
Dean Harrison, MPAS, has been keeping busy representing Duke Emergency Medicine throughout the country. Keep up the great work!
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Duke EM residency Apr 14
Congratulations to Dr. Staton for receiving 2017 global emergency medicine academy (GEMA) academic achievement award!
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Richard Levitan Apr 13
Replying to @dukeemergency
Thanks for having me! It was a great day--very impressed w Med center & EM program. Thanks Josh for invite!
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: the distance between vocal cords and carina is only 11cm
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: The posterior cricoid cartilage is 16-29mm thick This cage protects when making the surgical cut Serves as a "hard stop"
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: You need mental armor to prepare yourself to perform a surgical airway. They are not failed airways, they are surgically inevitable
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: Address and recognize the VAPORS prior to intubation Ventilation Acidosis Pressures Oxygenation Regurgitation Shock index
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: When patients become apneic, it's not carbon dioxide that replaces oxygen in the lungs, it's nitrogen.
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: Study with hgh flow NC, mean apnea time 14 mins No desats < 90%!
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: The passively patent airway is the nose, not the mouth Use O's up the nose for oxygenation
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Hands on NP scoping Use afrin and 4% lidocaine to make tolerable!
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: There are some times you need to "use a knife, save a life"
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: Beware of the "omega epiglottis" in the obese Pediatric sized, moose hoof shaped epiglottis
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: Using a glidescope, aim for the 50/50 rule 50% view of cords in 50% of screen
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: The DL vs. VL debate is largely overblown. Much more in common than different.
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: Use a straight blade if intubating epiglottitis or an irradiated neck
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: You can occasionally lose the orientation of the tip of the bougie. Several grips to reduce that occurrence.
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Duke EM residency Apr 13
Levitan: A bougie in the trachea and bronchioles will stop between 24-40 cm
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