Some of the good work we are aiding with at Calvert Memorial Hospital

Like many smaller facilities, Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD, goes down to one hospitalist and one ED physician after midnight, and ensuring airway safety in an emergency situation can be a challenge. When Calvert physicians decided it was time to improve the odds they turned to Heather Wright, BSRC, RRT, to help spearhead the initiative.

“There have been many advances in airways over the years with regards to direct laryngoscopy, LMAs and Kings, and a lot of research showing their safety when the traditional intubation is difficult or unobtainable,” explains the AARC member, who currently serves as cardiopulmonary manager at the hospital. “Under Dr. Drew Fuller’s direction, we worked to bring the technology and best practice to the bedside for providers of all skill sets.”