Best Case Ever 19: Extubation in the ED

Dr. Leeor Sommer,who runs annual ENT workshops in Toronto give us his Best Case Ever involving an Extubation in the ED gone bad.

Extubation Gone Bad

In the related Episode 38 – ENT Emergencies – Pearls & Pitfalls, Tips & Tricks, Dr. Leeor Sommer and Dr. Maria Ivankovic, lecturer extrodinaire on ENT emergencies discuss: Dr. Ivankovic’s stepwise approach to managing epistaxis, Tips for nasal and ear foreign body removal, How to pick up and work up the dreaded Malignant Otitis Externa, Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (‘The Bells’ Palsy of the Ear’), Epiglottitis work-up and management, Pharyngitis work-up and treatment – Does anyone with phayrngitis need antibiotics? Tips and Tricks for peritonsillar abscess drainage, and Hereditary and ACE-inhibitor associated Angioedema presentations and management.

Published by Anton Helman November, 2013

For more on Extubation in the ED see Cliff Reid’s blogpost on Extubation Guidelines


Dr. Helman and Dr. Sommer have no conflicts of interest to declare.

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About the Author:

Dr. Anton Helman is an Emergency Physician at North York General in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Division of Emergency Medicine and the Education Innovation Lead at the Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Instititute. He is the founder, editor-in-chief and host of Emergency Medicine Cases.

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