Practicing to find the midpoint of the cricothyroid membrane with ultrasound is a much better way to learn than by using only external landmarks and no ultrasound.
This study showed 7% of doctors intubating children were not using any form of EtCO2 detection to confirm placement: waveform capnography or colorimetric. This is appalling. The point of the article was to encourage use of capnography, but a more important message is you must use some form of EtCO2 detection.
We’ve all been taught to use the “sniffing position” when intubating patients in a supine position. However, when adding ramped positioning for pre-oxygenation and intubation, fidelity to the “sniffing position” degrades. A couple Australian anesthesiologists have written a letter to clarify the proper technique.