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Asthmatic Boy Dies during Transport to Third Hospital in 11 Hours

A 7-year-old asthmatic boy died in an ambulance en route to his third hospital in 11 hours in the Chicago area.

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Five Parameters to Determine Proper Tube Placement

These five commonly used parameters can help EMS providers determine proper tube placement.

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Does Prehospital Intubation Influence Cardiac Arrest Survival?

See what this study suggests regarding the relationship between prehospital endotracheal intubation attempts and survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Study Compares Airway Techniques for Pediatric Patients

Dr. Keith Wesley and paramedic Marshall Washick review a study that analyzes outcomes of endotracheal intubation on pediatric patients.

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Direct Laryngoscopy Improves Choking Child’s Outcome

Two recent pediatric choking cases, one in Jersey City, N.J., and another in Oceanside, Calif., had 'completely opposite outcomes but a common genesis.' Find out from JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, why direct laryngoscopy helped improve the Jersey City outcome and how you can keep your airway skills sharp.

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The Impact of Mandatory Minimums on Intubation

This study is the first to look at a statistical model to determine the impact of setting mandatory minimums.

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Life of the Tube

Post-intubation management is an art form.

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Four Steps to Improve Your View

Taking these four steps will improve your visualization of the glottis.

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GlideScope Video Laryngoscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Since the introduction of the GlideScope 10 years ago, the brand has forged the path for an entirely new category of airway devices: the video laryngoscope (VL) class.

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Achieve 20/20 Glottic Visualization

Endotracheal intubation requires the practitioner to visualize the space between the vocal cords, known as the glottic opening or glottis, through which the ET tube is passed.

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