Use of the Airtraq laryngoscope for emergency intubation in the prehospital setting: a randomized control trial.

@article{Trimmel2011UseOT,
  title={Use of the Airtraq laryngoscope for emergency intubation in the prehospital setting: a randomized control trial.},
  author={Helmut Trimmel and Janett Kreutziger and Georg Fertsak and Robert Fitzka and Markus Dittrich and Wolfgang G. Voelckel},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={489-93}
}
OBJECTIVES The optical Airtraq laryngoscope (Prodol Meditec, Vizcaya, Spain) has been shown to have advantages when compared with direct laryngoscopy in difficult airway patients. Furthermore, it has been suggested that it is easy to use and handle even for inexperienced advanced life support providers. As such, we sought to assess whether the Airtraq may be a reliable alternative to conventional intubation when used in the prehospital setting. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Prospective… CONTINUE READING
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