Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Hypoxic patient with severe facial trauma and difficult anatomy.  Who you gonna call?  The Anesthesia BAMF.

In the Big City ED, our docs are pros at airway management.  So good, in fact, that I've only ever seen them call for help a handful of times over the past few years.  But when they can't get the tube, the Anesthesia BAMF swoops in with the save.

Sporting their signature surgical caps and standard, unflappable demeanor, the Anesthesia BAMF always arrives instantaneously, armed with any number of toys from their bag of tricks.  Sometimes it's a simple bougie, while other times the Glidescope makes an appearance.  My favorite is the Upsher laryngoscope, mainly because it makes the Anesthesia BAMF look like she's visualizing the cords with a sniper rifle.

Whatever their device of choice, the Anesthesia BAMF always gets the tube, gives the ED docs a knowing nod and a consoling "that was a tricky one," before packing up their equipment and riding off into the sunset.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Anesthesia. If I were smarter, I'd be all over that...