Yesterday, like most days, my patients came in all different shapes, sizes, and situations. Patient #1 was petite and frail, in her early 60’s, and only 5′ tall. She had the body habitus that we who work in the OR always love to see. Light as a feather, and easily lifted and re-positioned. Which we needed […]
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I get called to do intubations all over XYZ Hospital. Impending respiratory failure and airway protection are usually the two biggest reasons for inserting endotracheal tubes in patients. Very often, when I arrive at the patient’s bedside, I am met by: a first year intern a fourth year medical student an ER or ICU resident an […]