In the Literature

Keep up to date with the latest in patient safety with summaries of the best medical journal articles from the APSF Newsletter Editorial Board.

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AANA Journal | February 2023

Summary of "Retire the Conventional Laryngoscope?"

Summary published February 25, 2023

In this article, the authors examined randomized controlled trials to compare success rates of video laryngoscopy (VL) and direct laryngoscopy (DL) to determine whether anesthesia professionals should primarily utilize video…

Anesthesiology | January 2023

Summary of "2023 American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines for Monitoring and Antagonism of Neuromuscular Blockade: A Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Neuromuscular Blockade"

Summary published February 1, 2023

Long awaited, the official ASA “practice guidelines” (distinct from the original “standards” in the late 1980’s that were specifically intended to mandate practice, but guidelines which, nonetheless, still have potential…

Anesthesia & Analgesia | August 2022

Summary of "Success and Time to Oxygen Delivery for Scalpel-Finger-Cannula and Scalpel-Finger-Bougie Front-of-Neck Access: A Randomized Crossover Study With a Simulated “Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate” Scenario in a Manikin Model With Impalpable Neck Anatomy"

Summary published January 12, 2023

The incidence of anesthesia related “can’t intubate, can’t oxygenate” is about 1:50,000. It is a rare crisis scenario for which anesthesia professionals should be informed of the various techniques for…

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