What is the optimal position of an intubator wearing CBRN-PPE when intubating on the floor: a manikin study.

@article{Castle2011WhatIT,
  title={What is the optimal position of an intubator wearing CBRN-PPE when intubating on the floor: a manikin study.},
  author={Nick Castle and Yugan Pillay and Neil Spencer},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={
          588-92
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Prompt airway management following a CBRN incident is linked to improved patient survival. However, responding rescuers will have to wear CBRN-PPE and treat patients positioned on the floor which will adversely impact on intubation skill performance. METHODS 48 final year paramedic students intubated manikin's positions in 4 different positions; on an ambulance trolley (60 cm of the floor), lying prone, kneeling and sitting. Each skill was performed twice once wearing CBRN-PPE… CONTINUE READING