Morrison et al. Failed Awake Intubation for Critical Airway Obstruction Rescued With the Ventrain Device and an Arndt Exchange Catheter: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019 Feb 5 (Epub ahead of print)

Dr Morisson reported a case of a 71-year-old man with advanced vocal cord carcinoma, presenting with severe airway obstruction. Therapeutic anticoagulation with enoxaparin complicated management. Failure of an oral awake bronchoscopic intubation was rescued by passing...

Heuveling et al. Transtracheal Use of the CriCath Cannula in Combination With the Ventrain Device for Prevention of Hypoxic Arrest due to Severe Upper Airway Obstruction: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2018 Dec 15;11(12):344-347

Dr Gerling and colleagues saved a patient’s life using Cricath and Ventrain.  Deteriorating respiratory distress, increasing hypoxia, and decreasing level of consciousness of a transported patient forced a ground ambulance to stop at the emergency department of the...