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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
    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.
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  2. Visit  CerebralCRNA profile page
    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.
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  3. Visit  blondesareeasy profile page
    "Watch one, do one, kill one, bill one." Repeat until learning takes place.
  4. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
    Quote from blondesareeasy
    "Watch one, do one, kill one, bill one." Repeat until learning takes place.
    Not funny....
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