Alternating day emergency medicine and anesthesia resident responsibility for management of the trauma airway: a study of laryngoscopy performance and intubation success.

@article{Levitan2004AlternatingDE,
  title={Alternating day emergency medicine and anesthesia resident responsibility for management of the trauma airway: a study of laryngoscopy performance and intubation success.},
  author={Richard M. Levitan and Boaz Rosenblatt and Evan M Meiner and Patrick M. Reilly and Judd E. Hollander},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={48-53}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We compare laryngoscopy performance and overall intubation success in trauma airways when primary airway management alternated between emergency medicine and anesthesia residents on an every-other-day basis. METHODS Data on all trauma intubations during approximately 3 years were prospectively collected. Primary airway management was assigned to emergency department (ED) residents on even days and anesthesia residents on odd days. Emergency medicine residents intubated… CONTINUE READING