Endotracheal tube cuff pressure before, during, and after fixed-wing air medical retrieval.

  title={Endotracheal tube cuff pressure before, during, and after fixed-wing air medical retrieval.},
  author={Peter Brendt and Marc Schnekenburger and Karen Paxton and Anthony Ft Brown and Kumara Mendis},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  volume={17 2},
Abstract Background. Increased endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressure is associated with compromised tracheal mucosal perfusion and injuries. No published data are available for Australia on pressures in the fixed-wing air medical retrieval setting. Objective. After introduction of a cuff pressure manometer (Mallinckrodt, Hennef, Germany) at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Base in Dubbo, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, we assessed the prevalence of increased cuff pressures before… CONTINUE READING
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