Todd is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He provides clinical care for critically ill patients in the medical ICU and conduct clinical research in critically ill patients. He is also a co-chair of the Learning Healthcare System at Vanderbilt where we “Learn What We Do and Do What We Learn.” Professionally, he is proud of the evidence he has generated to improve the care of critically ill patients and the mentorship he has provided to other physician scientists. He loves ice hockey (watching, not playing) and am completely into enjoying life with his two sons.

Optimise don’t compromise, peri-intubation physiology

This talk will discuss numerous techniques used in practice to optimize physiology during tracheal intubation. Specifically, evidence surrounding apneic oxygenation, ramped position, video vs direct laryngoscopy, and bag-mask ventilation to improve procedural outcomes in patients undergoing tracheal intubation. In addition, data on routine bougie use to facilitate first pass success and prophylactic fluid bolus to prevent cardiovascular collapse will also be reviewed.

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