NICU airway management

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NICU airway management

This concise video series offers one-to-three minute training snippets, focusing on essential topics for NICU airway management and SonarMed™.

Byte 1: Optimizing ETT placement: challenges and guidelines

Explore the challenges and guidelines associated with endotracheal tube (ETT) placement in neonates, including the risk of suboptimal positioning and the limitations of current guidelines.

Video:MedEd Bytes™ SonarMed 01 - (02:36)

Byte 2: Factors in ETT malposition: neonatal risks

Explore factors that contribute to endotracheal tube malpositioning in neonates, such as patient movement, inadequate fixation, and patient-specific and treatment-specific factors.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 02 - (01:50)

Byte 3: Unplanned extubation in neonates: risks and implications

Discover what an unplanned extubation (UE) is and why it poses a significant risk in neonates, including factors like tube dislodgement, longer intubation duration, and movement-related complications.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 03 - (01:32)

Byte 4: Harms of unplanned extubation: impact on neonates

Understand the adverse consequences of unplanned extubations in neonates, including increased morbidity, cardiovascular and respiratory complications, prolonged hospital stays, and higher healthcare costs.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 04 - (01:54)

Byte 5: Reducing unplanned extubations in the NICU

Explore strategies to reduce the occurrence of unplanned extubations in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), including quality improvement initiatives and the implementation of prevention bundles.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 05 - (02:40)

Byte 6: Consequences of bronchial intubation: neonatal ventilation

Learn about the consequences of bronchial intubation, including impaired ventilation, lung injury, and increased risks for complications in premature infants with immature lungs.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 06 - (01:34)

Byte 7: Mitigating tube migration during kangaroo care

Discover how to mitigate the risk of tube migration during kangaroo care, considering the benefits of family-centered care alongside the potential for unplanned extubation.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 07 - (01:40)

Byte 8: Reducing unnecessary chest X-rays: enhancing safety

Understand the drawbacks of routine chest X-rays for confirming endotracheal tube position and explore initiatives to reduce unnecessary X-rays while maintaining patient safety.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 08 - (01:46)

Byte 9: Optimizing suctioning practices: ETT patency and safety

Learn about the controversies surrounding endotracheal tube suctioning, including potential complications and adverse effects, and strategies to minimize unnecessary suctioning.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 09 - (01:51)

Byte 10: Troubleshooting the airway: the DOPE mnemonic

Discover the DOPE mnemonic (displacement, obstruction, pneumothorax, equipment failure) as a helpful tool for troubleshooting airway issues in intubated patients.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 10 - (02:01)

SonarMed™ airway management system

Gain practical guidance and easy steps to optimize your use of the SonarMed™ system with our quick and informative training videos.

Byte 11: Introducing the SonarMed™ airway monitoring system

Explore the SonarMed™ airway monitoring system as a non-invasive solution for continuous monitoring of endotracheal tube position, movement, and patency, enabling improved airway management and reduced unplanned extubations.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 11 - (02:28)

Byte 12: Why set a baseline on SonarMed™?

Learn why setting a baseline on the SonarMed™ monitor is crucial for accurate endotracheal tube movement measurement. Scott will guide you through the simple process to activate this essential function.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 12 - (01:54)

Byte 13: Easy steps for setting baseline

We demonstrate the step-by-step process to set the baseline on the SonarMed™ monitor. Discover how to ensure accurate monitoring of endotracheal tube movement for better patient care.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 13 - (03:25)

Byte 14: When to reset baseline on SonarMed™?

We explain when and how to reset the baseline on the SonarMed™ monitor. Improve the accuracy of alarm settings and avoid potential complications by following these simple instructions.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 14 - (03:27)

Byte 15: Ensuring snug sensor fit on ETT: troubleshooting tips

Discover practical suggestions to achieve a secure fit of the SonarMed™ sensor to the patient's endotracheal tube. Solve common challenges for more effective patient monitoring.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 15 - (02:55)

Byte 16: Setting ETT length and managing cut tubes

Optimize the SonarMed ETT length setup easily. Correct tube length ensures accurate measurements. Quick guidance in one to three minutes.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 16 - (03:50)

Byte 17: Importance of FiO2 setting on SonarMed™

Understand why adjusting the FiO2 setting is vital for accurate readings on the SonarMed™ monitor. Learn when and how to make these adjustments to maintain precise monitoring.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 17 - (04:36)

Byte 18: Secretion locator function on SonarMed™

Understand the adverse consequences of unplanned extubations in neonates, including increased morbidity, cardiovascular and respiratory complications, prolonged hospital stays, and higher healthcare costs.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 18 - (03:30)

Byte 19: Easy shift change checklist for SonarMed™

Follow our simple checklist for a smooth shift change. Ensure your SonarMed™ monitor is properly set up to provide optimal monitoring and improve patient outcomes.

Video: MedEd Bytes SonarMed™ 19 - (03:50)

Disclaimer: The SonarMed™ airway monitoring system should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or therapy and is intended only as an adjunct in patient assessment.