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learning to intubate - page 2

CRNAs and SRNAs, How long did it take you to successfully intubate a patient for the first time. I have tried 6 times without success. Thanks in advance.... Read More

  1. Visit  KyCRNA profile page
    #13 2
    In anesthesia school they almost always teach you with the MAC starting out. After my first three months in I switched to the Miller and have never looked back. I personally feel like it takes much less lifting and straining, which I see a lot of Doc's and CRNA's doing with the MAC blade. There are only three instances where I use a MAC blade and they are as follows: 1. Double lumen tube insertion, 2. Blood in the airway, 3. Large tongues that I feel will slip off the that little straight blade.

    Securing an airway should never look like a struggle. It should be SMOOTH, quick and with confidence. After a few hundred you will get to this point. Now I'm not saying I don't have difficult airways come into my operating room but if I can't get it with my trusty Miller I sure as heck don't go to the MAC, I go straight fiberoptic.
  2. Visit  CerebralCRNA profile page
    #14 1
    My advice, alternate each case ---Miller--Mac--Miller--Mac---etc

    Get proficient with both blades and use alternative methods to intubate. Don't let your first time with a blade or device be under emergent conditions.
  3. Visit  blondesareeasy profile page
    #15 0
    "Watch one, do one, kill one, bill one." Repeat until learning takes place.
  4. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
    #16 1
    Quote from blondesareeasy
    "Watch one, do one, kill one, bill one." Repeat until learning takes place.
    Not funny....