Got to learn how to intubate today

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Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by colonelklink » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:16 pm

Did it on my first try with the manikin :D . It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, and I didn't break the teeth either.

I know EMT's dont get to do this usually but we got the opportunity to practice it anyways. It was kinda cool

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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by bonanacrom » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:21 pm

I sense another practitioner of evil magic.
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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by colonelklink » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:22 pm

bonanacrom wrote:I sense another practitioner of evil magic.
do what now?

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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by Ovationman » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:23 pm

Cool ,they did not even teach us the Combitube !

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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by Tac Medic » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:48 pm

That's cool that you got an opportunity to see what it's like tubing the manikin. The mechanical skill is one thing, confirming placement, maintaining placement, and effectively ventilating are arts in themselves.

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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by 19kilo » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:48 am

We are trained to intubate. But I don't do adults but Newborns. I work at a teaching hospital and only get to tube in the nicu as part of the transport team.

Without a way to ventilate the Pt. in a SHTF situation, your going to have a hard time bagging for any kind of real length. That and I hope they don't require much O2.

But, I think it might be a good thing to know just for the general health care mindset.
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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by 19kilo » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:49 am

Ovationman wrote:Cool ,they did not even teach us the Combitube !

I am pretty sure. (I'll ask on the next transport) But I don't think our paramedics use combitubes any more. At least I haven't seen one come into the E.D. in a while.
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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by colonelklink » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:38 am

19kilo wrote:We are trained to intubate. But I don't do adults but Newborns. I work at a teaching hospital and only get to tube in the nicu as part of the transport team.

Without a way to ventilate the Pt. in a SHTF situation, your going to have a hard time bagging for any kind of real length. That and I hope they don't require much O2.

But, I think it might be a good thing to know just for the general health care mindset.
I just thought it was cool we got to daddle in something we weren't supposed to, I dont really care how it applies to SHTF. Just thought it was neat they let us newbs try it one time.

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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by 19kilo » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:48 am

Sure, I'm with you. If every one knows each others job, then they can have a better grasp of the situation and what is supposed happen.
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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by exon111 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:24 am

Sweet. We also got to practice intubating the dummy in my class today. Our instructor is going to have the dummy out after class every week from now on so we can practice at will. I think it's a good skill to learn but IMO the King LT-D would be a better option if the SHTF. It's so quick and easy.

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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by BobtheBreaker » Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:46 am

colonelklink wrote:
I just thought it was cool we got to daddle in something we weren't supposed to, I dont really care how it applies to SHTF. Just thought it was neat they let us newbs try it one time.
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Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Post by tails359 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:03 pm

Tac Medic wrote:The mechanical skill is one thing, confirming placement, maintaining placement, and effectively ventilating are arts in themselves.
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