Tracheal intubation in the critically ill: a multi-centre national study of practice and complications.

@article{Simpson2012TrachealII,
  title={Tracheal intubation in the critically ill: a multi-centre national study of practice and complications.},
  author={Gregory D. Simpson and Michael Jordan Ross and Dermot W Mckeown and David Charles Ray},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={792-9}
}
BACKGROUND Complications associated with tracheal intubation may occur in up to 40% of critically ill patients. Since practice in emergency airway management varies between intensive care units (ICUs) and countries, complication rates may also differ. We undertook a prospective, observational study of tracheal intubation performed by critical care doctors in Scotland to identify practice, complications, and training. METHODS For 4 months, we collected data on any intubation performed by… CONTINUE READING
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