Emergency Medicine Book


Emergency Procedure

Aka: Emergency Procedure, Emergency Department Procedure, Emergency Procedure Skills
  1. See Also
    1. ABC Management
    2. Trauma Evaluation
  2. Approach
    1. Use visualization to learn or prepare for a procedure
      1. Picture the scenario, the environment and the patient
      2. Visualize the step-by-step approach to performing the procedure
      3. Move your hands as if performing the procedure, and vocalize orders
      4. Orman, Herbert and Cloyd in Herbert (2017) EM:Rap 17(4):14
  3. Procedure: Airway
    1. Airway Adjuncts
      1. Nasopharyngeal Airway
      2. Oropharyngeal Airway
    2. Definitive Airway
      1. Advanced Airway
      2. Rapid Sequence Intubation
      3. Endotracheal Intubation
      4. Endotracheal Tube
    3. Failed Airway
      1. Tracheostomy
      2. Needle Cricothyrotomy
  4. Procedure: Breathing
    1. Ventilation
      1. Positive Pressure Ventilation (e.g. Bag Valve Mask)
      2. Mechanical Ventilation
    2. Pneumothorax
      1. Needle Thoracentesis
      2. Chest Tube
  5. Procedure: Circulation
    1. Access: Child and Adult
      1. Intravenous Access
      2. Intraosseous Access
      3. Peripheral IV Access
      4. Central IV Access
      5. Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
    2. Access: Newborns
      1. Umbilical Artery Catheter
      2. Umbilical Vein Catheter
    3. Pericardium
      1. Pericardiocentesis
    4. Arrhythmia
      1. Cardioversion
  6. Procedure: Abdominal Trauma
    1. FAST Exam

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