improvised atomizer/jet ventilator

24 Feb

crashingpatient.com has a good summary of Awake and Fiberoptic intubation with some neat pictures of a disposable atomizer assembly.

I’ve also seen a Weingart video someplace where he puts the same setup together with a 14 g IV and uses it as an improvised jet ventilator, putting his hand on the open end of the T-piece not connected to the IV to deliver breaths, and letting go to allow for expiration (if anyone can find that link, please let me know, I’ve since lost that link).

check out the pics below from the crashingpatient.com post:

 

There you go.

 

References: crashingpatient post (with pictures).

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