5 Minute Sono

Ultrasound for Endotracheal Intubation Confirmation

June 12, 2016

Greetings from Ireland! I just got into the airport in Dublin and am waiting for @ultrasoundjelly to land so we can go to our hotel for SMACCdub (The most amazing worldwide conference I've ever been to).  In the meantime, check out this podcast. 

Using ultrasound to confirm endotracheal tube (ETT) placement is generally met with a healthy dose of skepticism.  There's no denying that waveform capnography is the gold standard, but even the gold standard has its limitations.  Capnography requires pulmonary blood flow, may not work as well with exogenous epi, and needs a few bags of ventilation to pick anything up.  US doesn't need any of these things. This weeks video is just a bit longer than the normal 5 minutes, but its totally worth it. 
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