Prehospital management of the difficult airway: a prospective cohort study.

  title={Prehospital management of the difficult airway: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Keir J Warner and Sam R. Sharar and Michael K. Copass and Eileen M. Bulger},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={36 3},
The role of prehospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) remains controversial, with significant national variability in practice. The purpose of this project was to evaluate ETI management in a system of advanced life support (ALS) providers experienced in ETI and other advanced airway techniques, and describe management and outcomes of patients with a "difficult airway." Data were collected prospectively for all ETIs performed by the fire department over a 4-year period (2001-2005), and included… CONTINUE READING


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