Prehospital advanced airway management by ambulance technicians and paramedics: is clinical practice sufficient to maintain skills?


INTRODUCTION Ambulance paramedics are now trained routinely in advanced airway skills, including tracheal intubation. Initial training in this skill requires the insertion of 25 tracheal tubes, and further ongoing training is attained through clinical practice and manikin-based practice. In contrast, training standards for hospital-based practitioners are… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/emj.2008.064642