Generation Gap


There was a buzz in the office a few weeks ago when a number of students documented that they had performed digital intubations during their operating room rotations.  When asked if this was a mistake they said no, and went onto explain that a video laryngoscope was used for each one.

D’oh.

Digital intubation is no longer in the education standards or my state’s protocols, so we had not taught it.  It is listed as an option on the drop down menu for the clinical charting program we use, and most hospital intubations use a video laryngoscope now.  I can understand the confusion now, and never thought about it before.

So we taught digital intubation the next lab session, and now I feel a bit older.

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