Quick head’s up: If you don’t know it already, capnography is one of the most powerful tools in airway management. In the process of collating some pre-learning material for a workshop, I realised that I was gathering quite a few nice resources on capnography. To save you the time, I’ve linked them together on a new Capnography page here on OpenAirway. There are online tutorials, an interactive quiz, reference waveforms, and dynamic videos to be found. Please feel free to suggest further resources in the links!
If you work in an environment without constant access to staff to clean and process your video laryngoscopes, you need to know how to do it yourself. This quick video demonstrates pragmatic cleaning of the C-MAC VL (original and latest version) for low-risk patients. Where there is high infection risk, heavy soiling or blood on the blades, high level disinfection may be indicated.