Airway Intubation Checklist
GATHER/TEST EQUIPMENT: ...
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Airway Intubation Checklist

GATHER/TEST EQUIPMENT: NC, BVM + PEEP Valve, Free flowing IV, EKG, SpO2 monitor, ETT x2 sizes, Blade x2, OPA, Suction, Video scope, LMA, Ventilator, Cric kit, Bougie, Don PPE, Capnograph

PLAN

 o Assess for difficult airway (LEMON)

 o Anticipate risks (HOpI killers)

 o Approach: RSI / DSI / Awake

 o Pre-Medication and Paralytics

 o Primary and secondary airway plan

 o Emergency plan/Cric preparations

PREPARATION/INDUCTION

 o Position patient, adjust height of bed

 o De-nitrogenation

 o Push medications and wait

VISUALIZATION/TUBE PLACEMENT

 o Insert Laryngoscope

 o “Call the view” and suction if needed

 o Adjust view if needed

 o Place tube, withdraw stylete

CONFIRMATION

 o Auscultate

 o Capnography

 o Repeat DL/VL if uncertain

POST INTUBATION MANAGEMENT

 o Secure ETT

 o Reassess hemodynamics and oxygenation

 o Analgesia/Sedation plan

 o Ventilator settings

 o Connect in-line suction

 o Place NG/OG Tube

 o ABG (ideally at least 10 min post intubation)

 o Chest radiograph (ideally post NG placement)

 o HOB > 30 degrees



- Nick Mark MD @nickmmark



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
@GeraldMD
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