Lukasz Szarpak

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BACKGROUD Advanced airway management and endotracheal intubation (ETI) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is more difficult than, for example, during anesthesia. However, new devices such as video laryngoscopes should help in such circumstances. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of 4 intubation devices in pediatric(More)
In the article from Rodriguez-Nunez et al. entitled BTracheal intubation of pediatric manikins during ongoing chest compressions. Does GlideScope® videolaryngoscope improve pediatric residents’ performance?^ [1], the authors conducted a study on the time taken to intubate children and infants using the GlideScope and Miller (MIL) laryngoscopes. Due to the(More)
We have read with great interest the article entitled ‘EZ-IO® ntraosseous access teaching in the workplace using a mobile “tea rolley” training method’ by Penketh et al.,1 describing a novel echnique for technical skill training. The success rate and time eeded for intravascular access are crucial during cardiopulmonary esuscitation (CPR), in order to(More)
INTRODUCTION Prehospital tracheal intubation by paramedics during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in children is challenging. The potential role of new intubation devices during CPR is unclear. Our objective was to assess the impact of CPR (with and without chest compressions [CCs]) on the success and time to intubation (TTI) with the Macintosh(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of high-quality chest compressions during CPR for the patients' outcome is undisputed, as it is essential for maintaining vital organ perfusion. The aim of our study is to compare the quality of chest compression (CC) and ventilation among the two current standard techniques with our novel "nTTT" technique in infant CPR. METHODS In(More)
UNLABELLED Medical personnel may encounter difficulties in obtaining intravenous (IV) access during cardiac arrest. The 2015 American Heart Association guidelines and the 2015 European Resuscitation Council guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) suggest that rescuers establish intraosseous (IO) access if an IV line is not easily obtainable.The(More)
BACKGROUND Airway management is a crucial skill essential to paramedics and personnel working in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Departments: Lack of practice, a difficult airway, or a trauma situation may limit the ability of paramedics to perform direct laryngoscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Videoscope devices are alternatives for(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the ETView VivaSight SL (ETView) single-lumen airway tube with an integrated high-resolution imaging camera in a manikin-simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation scenario with and without chest compression. This was a randomized crossover manikin trial. Following a brief training session, 107(More)
INTRODUCTION In the difficult airway, the intubation skills are critically important. In selected cases, particularly in airway edema, laryngeal or tongue edema, endotracheal intubation can turn out very difficult, and repeated attempts may even worsen the airway edema, causing trauma and bleeding, and finally leading to complete airway obstruction and(More)