A small piece of advice. First of all, always wear face protection when intubating. I mean, really, you’re looking straight down into a dark, wet hole facing who knows what lurking there. I mean, if they had normal lungs and stuff, you wouldn’t be shoving a tube down there. OK, so that’s part one. Always wear a face shield. (see through, of course).

Part two. Once the tube is in place, if you are the lucky stylet remover, please do so gently. While the face shield protects your face, it does nothing to keep gastric secretions out of your hair when the sylus is not-so-stylishly flung upon removal.

I’m going to wash my hair now.