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BACKGROUND We investigated which factors are associated with successful paediatric endotracheal intubation (ETI) on the first attempt in emergency department (EDs) from multicentre emergency airway registry data. METHODS We created a multicentre registry of intubations at 13 EDs and performed surveillance over 5 years. Each intubator filled out a data(More)
Peripheral venous access in infants and children is technically challenging, because their veins are small and located deep in subcutaneous tissue, which makes them difficult to palpate or visualize. The VeinViewer® (Luminetx Corporation, Memphis, TN, USA) is a near-infrared light device that delineates the running course of subcutaneous veins. In this(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to identify the factors associated with successful second and third attempts in adults following a failed first intubation attempt in the emergency department (ED). METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of the data from a multicenter, prospective, observational airway registry in South Korea. We obtained demographic(More)
PURPOSE Specialty consultations and waiting for admission to a hospital bed are major contributors to increased length of stay and overcrowding in the emergency department. We implemented a computerized short messaging service to inform care providers of patient delay in order to reduce length of stay. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate whether GlideScope(®) is an effective and acceptable method for the removal of a hypopharyngeal foreign body. METHODS This was a prospective study conducted in 28 first year emergency residents with little prior airway management experience. Participants extracted hypopharyngeal foreign bodies using a Macintosh(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate whether an automated external defibrillator (AED) was accurate enough to analyze the heart rhythm during a simulated rotor wing critical care transport. We hypothesized that AED analysis of the simulated rhythms during a helicopter flight would result in significant errors (i.e., inappropriate shocks, analysis delay).(More)
PURPOSE Countries that are less experienced with simulation-based healthcare education (SBHE) often import Western programs to initiate their efforts to deliver effective simulation training. Acknowledging cultural differences, we sought to determine whether faculty development program on SBHE in the United States could be transported successfully to train(More)
PURPOSE Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is commonly performed in high-risk, high intensity situations and is therefore a good procedure around which to develop and implement safety culture strategies in the hospital. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a hospital-wide quality improvement program on the management of sudden cardiac(More)