Success and complication rates with prehospital placement of an esophageal-tracheal combitube as a rescue airway.

@article{Calkins2006SuccessAC,
  title={Success and complication rates with prehospital placement of an esophageal-tracheal combitube as a rescue airway.},
  author={Thomas R Calkins and Ken Miller and Mark I Langdorf},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={97-100}
}
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have proven the success of the Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube (ETC) as a primary airway, but not as a rescue airway. OBJECTIVE The object of this study was to observe success and complication rates of paramedic placement of an ETC as a rescue airway, and to compare success rates with endotracheal tube (ETT) intubation. The primary outcome indicator was placement with successful ventilation. Complication rates, esophageal placement, and return of spontaneous… CONTINUE READING

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