Have you heard of Jim DuCanto? If not, then you missed our last podcast. You can listen to either of them in any order, but since you are here, go ahead and listen to this one first. However, we highly recommend that you go to Podcast #8 after that to see what our guest has been up to recently. If you manage airways take a listen as it has some interesting findings.
In this podcast, Jim DuCanto tells us more about himself and answers questions from Twitter. Click more to read some of the highlights and to listen to the podcast. Remember, we are now also on iTunes Podcasts for your listening pleasure.
Part of supraglottic airway classification is referring to its generation. This slide demonstrates some of the key differences between first and second generation supraglottic airways. Currently, our guest is working on seeing how much airway contaminant can overwhelm these airway devices and lead to aspiration. One individual from Twitter asked questions specifically regarding the differences between first and second generation supraglottic airways and how it plays a role in such an issue. In his most recent study, with 100ml every second for a total of 300ml, Jim DuCanto tried to figure out how much contaminant went into the lungs. He did 10 "runs" with each device tested. With most devices, they are not designed to handle large volumes of fluid but rather small amounts.
There are two videos on Vimeo with one being from 2015 and the other from 2016 regarding how to set up your own vomiting manikin. This can be beneficial if you need to create your own for training and/or for using experiments on other devices not tested in a particular scenario.
If you have any questions for our guest, he is available on Twitter. You can Direct Message him there if you would like.
We hope you enjoyed our podcast. Do you have any questions? You can post it in the comments section, go to Facebook, or go to Twitter. We are available wherever you find us. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more interviews from other airway experts. Do you have a paper you want on the podcast or is there something you are an expert at and you want to share? Let us know as we are always happy to have guests. Until next time, continue to provide total care everywhere.